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Demonetisation promoted cashless economy: Dharmendra Pradhan


Bhubaneswar, November 7: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said demonetisation promoted cashless economy and widened tax base, besides controlling black money. He said the decision taken by the Centre last year was backed by the country's 125 crore people.

 Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan. PTI file photo

Following the success of the bold step, the first anniversary of demonetisation would be celebrated on November 8 as 'anti-blackmoney day' across the country, he said.

As part of the country-wide celebrations, the day would also be observed in Odisha under the leadership of party's state unit President Basant Panda, Pradhan said.

Stating that 99 percent of the banned notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations were back in the banks, Pradhan said it made sources of all unaccounted and illicit money clear.

He said around Rs 3.68 lakh crore and 23 lakh accounts were now under scrutiny following demonetisation.

He further said that banks and financial institutions are investigating 4.7 lakh suspicious transactions.


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