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  1. Demonetisation: Madurai man pays Rs 5 to a public toilet by cheque

Demonetisation: Madurai man pays Rs 5 to a public toilet by cheque

Madurai man used the public toilet and paid an amount of Rs 5 through cheque as he could not find change to make the payment.

By: | Published: December 4, 2016 7:55 PM
Madurai man wrote a cheque to the name of a 'Public Toilet Madurai' amounting Rs 5 as he did not find Rs 5 change to pay. (Facebook) Madurai man wrote a cheque to the name of a ‘Public Toilet Madurai’ amounting Rs 5 as he did not find Rs 5 change to pay. (Facebook)

In the middle of the cash-crunch that the country is facing post demonetisation of two high-value currency notes, a Madurai man opted a unique way to tackle the issue. The man used the public toilet and paid an amount of Rs 5 through cheque as he could not find change to make the payment.

Since the currency ban, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been appealing people to go “cashless” and encourage “digital economy”. In his radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’ he called cashless economy as secure and clean and asked people to use internet banking. Its effect has also been apparent as e-payments and card payments reportedly saw a rise in the past few weeks.

While many are still found standing in long queues outside banks and ATMs to withdraw cash, this Madurai man wrote a cheque to the name of a ‘Public Toilet Madurai’ amounting Rs 5 as he did not find Rs 5 change to pay, reported Deccan Chronicle. The image of the cheque was shared on social media Facebook by a user BRM Muralidharan who applauded the effort and mentioned it a step towards the cashless economy. The post has so far received 122 reactions and 83 shares on the social media.

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