When cash does play a crucial roleAt the time of demonetization, there was a lot of trumpeting about how the country should move to a cashless economy and currency should slowly move out for purchasing, making payments, etc. Did you realize how important it was to have cash during the lockdown?
I agree it was good to have a card to make online payments for utility bills, and also to make use of Net banking to transfer funds. However, when it came to buying essential provisions, it was cash that we used. We could not purchase such provisions online because that option was not there. We had to pay the local bania, buy milk and bread, fruits and vegetables, etc - all with cash. After all, it is not as though everyone owns a smartphone or have apps like Paytm and not all shops have the facility to accept payment through such apps. More pertinently, people like vegetable vendors, maids, daily wage earners, etc all required to have cash.
Did any of you have even a single occasion where you did not use any coins or currency at all?
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