Nation at 9: PM Modi thanks nation for supporting demonetisaton; announces new schemes

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Newsx Published on 1 Jan 2017
Thanking people for their support and co-operation to his demonetisation drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 31 made a series of announcements reiterating his government’s focus on the welfare of farmers and the poor.

He was making a televised address to the nation on New Year’s eve and said he was grateful for the patience that people had shown amid a cash crunch that followed the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes that he announced on November 8.

The decision was aimed at combating tax evasion and money laundering and the Prime Minister praised the people for working shoulder to shoulder with the government to defeat corruption.

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