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Six years of #Demonetization !
Is it successful?

After #Demonetization
What Changed in those years!

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1) Six years ago on Nov 8, 2016, PM Modi had announced the demonetization of banknotes of Rs 500 & 1,000.
The announcement meant that the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 500 & Rs 1000 were withdrawn from circulation & will no longer considered legal with immediate effect.
2) India has always been a cash-based economy for eons.
Post demonetization, nearly 86% of the total currency in circulation was nullified.
This meant that people finally had the impetus to shift to digital payments.
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I was reporting live from the ground when #Demonetization was implemented. The news channel I was with cut me off several times because I was talking to ppl who were criticizing the govt, narrating their own stories of how it has adversely impacted them.
After several such cases, I was told to only take people who were in favour of #Demonetization. When I protested and refused, I was told that the critics don't have the understanding that this is for the long-term good. And I should not enable them in demoralising others.
So 6 years later, I ask the govt and its cheerleaders in the media-what was exactly the 'long-term' good of #demonetization for the country.
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"If the bill is passed in both the houses, customers will have the option to choose the supplier of electricity just like one can choose for telephone, mobile and internet services.."

#electricitybill 1/n
#electricitybill 2/n

சுருக்கமா சொல்லனும்னா மின்சாரம் தனியாருக்கு போக போவுது.

இதை எப்படி ஆரம்பிப்பாங்கன்னு தெரியும்தானே?

நிறைய தனியார் வருவாங்க. போட்டி போடுவாங்க. மக்களுக்கு குறைந்த விலையில் மின்சாரம் கிடைக்கும்னு சொல்லுவாங்க.

தனியார் நிறுவனங்கள் ஏமாளிகளா?
#electricitybill 3/n

எல்லா தனியாரும் அவனுக்கு லாபம் வராணும்னுதான் பாப்பான்.

ஒன்னா உக்காந்து பேசி எல்லாருக்கும் லாபம் வர்ற மாதிரி பாத்துக்குவான். இல்ல யாரு பெரிசா இருக்கானோ அவன் எல்லார்ட்டையும் இருந்து அடிச்சு புடுங்கிருவான்.
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Discussion on #pricerise starts in #LokSabha with Manish Tewari, INC speaking:
- In last 8 yrs, 5 economic values (savings, investment, production, consumption, employment) have degraded
- 23 crore have slid back into poverty
- 77% of country's wealth concentrated in 1% people
Tewari on #PriceRise:
- 100-166 billionaires in country, but poor people suffering
- started due to BJP's #demonetization
- then #GST imposition made MSMEs suffer, still not recovered
- 10.6 lakh crore money outstanding in this sector
- 8& #unemployment in 2022
Tewari on #PriceRise:
- #MNREGA was called 'gaddha khodne wali scheme' by NDA, now keeping families alive
- Instead of filling money in common peoples pockets, in 2014-2022 4.32 lakh crore concession given to businesses
- Why imposing #GST on cremation sites? How is this justice?
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#8YearsofModiGovt : India is in a state of 'policy stasis'

⛳️The government’s policy to control inflation is wobbly and jerky, it is raising export duties, and reducing import duties

⛳️The economic populism of #AatmanirbharBharat has dragged India into a quagmire

⛳️Tariffs were raised and imports banned in the name of #AatmanirbharBharat

⛳️The government has banned the export of wheat despite India carrying large surplus stocks

⛳️The government is now running one of the largest fiscal deficits in India’s history

⛳️Wholesale inflation is at its worst in 30 years

⛳️Consumer inflation is well above tolerable limits, and is likely to stay there for many months

⛳️Foreign portfolio investors have withdrawn their investments in droves

⛳️India’s foreign exchange reserves are dwindling

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Five years since #demonetization. I was reporting the fallout from Uttar Pradesh. I met truck drivers who hadn’t eaten in days, retailers who were operating on goodwill alone and small businesses that had no choice but to shut down. Mr. Modi has still not said what it was all for
The economies of small towns in UP, like the Cermamic industry in Khurja or the bangle makers of Firozabad, suffered a body blow. I know many who have not been able to get back up.
I found that the biggest losers of Modi’s ill-thought misadventure was the unorganized sector. The lives of daily wage earners in cities like Noida and Ghaziabad (who survived solely on cash) were wrecked. They got pushed further down the poverty ladder.
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#Demonetisation:What did the Stupidity Cost?

Today Monday it's the 5th anniversary of that day of monumental stupidity when banknotes were withdrawn from circulation. It was Modi’s stupidity!Who can forget that day?
According to a 2011 Pew Research Survey,95% of Americans
95% of Americans born in 1955 or earlier said they could recall exactly where they were or what they were doing when Kennedy was killed.The sheer trauma of the event etches the day vividly in our memories.Indira Gandhi’s assassination on October31, 1984 was yet another day.
Most of us who were alive then can recall small details of that day.Even now I can recall every incident and conversation of that day.The demonetization of November8 2016 has become another day similarly etched in most minds.

I was entertaining some friends at home
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This was a lot of fun. Always enjoyed learning from @deepakabbot - this was quite insightful and my homie @MotwaniSuhas did a great job with the moderation. Could have been an hour or two longer and I’d still be curious and entertained.
I have some raw and unfiltered notes from the session. Drop me a DM if you want to have a look.
Quick tip: Surround yourself with smart and helpful friends.

@SparklinGuy recommended that I make a thread out of @deepakabbot 's webinar that was moderate by @MotwaniSuhas ( Shoutout to @BlumeVentures for organising )

My homie @rjtnndn cleaned up my notes. So here goes:
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as long as corona virus doesn't cross throat it isn't serious

once it infects lungs, most (except children, pregnant women) develop cytokine storm immune reaction

Old, sick people will suffer. Need lots of Oxygen (ventilators & emergency care etc)

Hope govt paying oxygen bills

This is doctors in America trying to learn from experience of Italy


This will impact old people, sick/immune compromised people & vulnerable people without access to medical care

Only preventive option is SOCIAL DISTANCING

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1/ In the latest issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, @AmartyaLahiri has one of the most comprehensive assessments of #demonetization I have seen to date. The piece is ungated and can be found here:…
2/ The bulk of the piece focuses on whether demonetization achieved its three stated goals:

1) Seizing the black wealth created through undeclared income

2) Increasing the tax base

3) digitizing the economy & reducing the reliance on cash

Lahiri analyzes all three.
3/ Because 99% of the currency was returned, we know that the direct method of capturing unaccounted wealth did not work. When it comes to indirect methods (tax), neither demonetization nor GST pushed the indirect tax/GDP ratio off its recent trend path.
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Over 94% poll takers believe that local business are getting effected by #InternetShutdowns.
#InternetShutdown means that no small #onlinebusiness can effectively function to use online payment gateways like @GooglePay, @Paytm, @NPCI_BHIM to accept payments especially after #demonetization or to operate via social media channels like @instagram for publicity & orders.
#Kashmir has lost some Rs 1.78 lakh crore ($25 billion) in economic output in the five months since August 2019. This is 11% of the erstwhile state’s nominal gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Rs 1.59 lakh crore for 2018-19. @qzindia…
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Putting 12 stage roadmap to cashless economy presented in mid 2015 in #ThanjavurKalvettu
More, this one on #FASTag . In 2015, FASTag + EWB integration was 'imagined'. I will leave it to you on who is ruling the country.

As for their execution skills, we all no better now.
This is awesome. VoterID linking with #Aadhaar was too imagined in the book
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Day 18 of #ParliamentWinterSession

The #CitizenshipAmendmentBill listed for discussion, passage in #RajyaSabha today

But RS has had a stormy start of the day and is currently adjourned till 12pm due to protests by MPs- on states not being paid #GST compensation!

#RajyaSabha starts debate on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019

Sukhendu Shekhar Roy, TMC raises objection to discussion and wants it to be adjourned as intent of Bill is to provide protection to those fleeing from religious persecution, but same not mentioned in Bill at all.
But Chair states that he has perused the Bill and it is order and discussion starts

Amit Shah, Home Minister starts his speech on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019

It was expected that minorities in Pakistan and India will be protected, but same didnt happen

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These 2 brilliant Tweets reveal how V as a Nation are being taken 4 a ride.The whole world realizes that the megalomaniac craves awards & will compromise National Interests 4 some fancy titles.How he earned these ? #Demonetization #Pulwama #Sensex #RBILoot #economy
The 2nd pic from @free_thinker tells us how people realised Indian naivete as a huge potential market for Right Wing idiocy. And people are making money. The same way, trade pacts are signed by sweet award deals. Here's the list. Think how worthy are they versus our Nation's good
No jury!
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டீமானடைசேஷன் என்பது தோல்வி (failure) அல்ல, பெருந்தோல்வி(fiasco). இதிலிருந்து நாம் கற்றுக்கொள்ள வேண்டிய பாடங்கள் சில உள்ளது. குறிப்பாக ஐடியில் வேலை செய்யும் இளைஞர்கள்.

1) அமர்த்தியா சென், மன்மோகன் சிங், ப.சிதம்பரம் ஆகியோர் தான் பொருளாதார நிபுணர்கள். ஆர்.ஜே.பாலாஜியும்,
ஜெயமோகனும், அவர்களைப் போன்றவர்களும் வெறும் ஜால்ரா நிபுணர்கள்.

2) ஃபோட்டோஷாப்பில் எல்லாமே அழகாகத் தெரியும். ஆனால் அது குஜராத்தா, சைனாவா என ஒரு நொடி இணையத்தில் சரிபார்த்து நண்பர்களிடையே பரப்பினால் வீட்டுக்கும், நாட்டுக்கும் நல்லது.

3) வளர்ச்சி என்பதும், முன்னேற்றம் என்பதும்
மந்திரத்தில் காய்க்கும் மாங்காய்கள் அல்ல. எல்லாம் இப்போதே, உடனே நடக்கவேண்டும் என்ற பேராசையில் ஆசைகாட்டி மயக்கும் மந்திரவாதிகளை ஆதரித்தால் வளர்ச்சி மைனஸில் போய் நிற்கும். இருப்பதும் பிடிங்கப்படும்.

4) மதம் என்பது வீட்டின் பூஜையறையில் இருக்கவேண்டியது. அதை தூக்கி
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On the two year anniversary of #Demonetization, there is nothing new to say, except that it continues to be the disaster on a mammoth scale we all predicted, with long-term effects and a major slowdown of economic growth. #DemonetisationDisaster 1/n
My first column from Nov 2016 on the faulty assumptions made by the government, fundamentally equating cash with black money - a terrible mistake in a country like India that runs on cash and has a huge informal sector mostly affecting the poor. 2/n…
My second piece from Nov 2016, co-written with @lawrencehwhite1 on some of the seigniorage effects of demonetization and the one-time wealth transfer to the government, and also the lesser known and discussed Cantillon effects from the non-uniform injection of the new notes. 3/n
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RBI has come with an excellent paper on the benefits of #Demonetisation - with undeniable facts and data and not rhetoric that has been offered by newly minted economists or stale shayari from the Congress stable. Consider some facts in next few tweets.1/10
Currency in circulation (CIC): CIC was down by 8% Y-o-Y as against 17.2% rise in previous year. So as of 27th Oct 2017, CIC was around 91% of pre-demonetization levels and actually 81% if same growth rate had continued in absence of demonetization. 2/10
Currency in circulation as proportion of broad money (M3) fell to 12.3% on 13th Oct 2017 as compared to 14.4% on 11th Nov 2016. The conclusions in RBI paper are thus significant. 3/10
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