Bengaluru, Nov 25: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Rs 500 and 1,000 notes will no longer be legal tender with effect from Nov 8 midnight, little did black money hoarders realise how badly they were hit.
The big question that is now being asked is if the government was prepared in the aftermath of this decision and whether more notes should have been printed to deal with the demand.
OneIndia conducted a survey to find out if the government was well prepared to face the situation in the aftermath of demonetisation. The survey was carried in English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Gujarati and 31,198 people participated in the survey.
This is one of the biggest online polls and we are giving you the results of survey.
We asked people 'Was the government ill-prepared? Should more new notes have been printed?' 18,513 people said that the government was ill-prepared and should have printed more notes. 12,683, however, felt that in such matters this is the way to go about it.
59.3 per cent felt that the government was ill-prepared. A majority of the respondents also felt that more notes ought to have been printed in order to cater to the high demand. However, 40.7 per cent felt that the government did the right thing in going about the matter this way.
The respondents from across the country were critical of the government and felt that more attention should have been paid to the woes of the common man. The least the government could have done is print more notes, 59.3 per cent of the respondents said.
However, those in favour also felt that since this is an issue in which secrecy had to be maintained, this was the only way to go about it.