While Prime Minister’s much hyped move to digitalize the country’s economy is garnering mixed responses from the different sections of the society, the trend whether one likes it or not, has already started taking shape in various states of India.
On one hand, while the NDA government’s intention to get rid of black money once and for all and start a digital revolution is being criticized by the opposition party mainly the congress, however, the understanding of ‘Digital India’ didn’t take that long to percolate even into the Northeastern states.
A local cabby named Avinash from Shillong is probably the first tech-savvy cabby in the city to go cashless by collecting fares using PayTM.
“It is difficult to get change these days, especially after demonetization. So if others are going digital then why not I?”, says Avinash.
At a time when certain sections of the people are ruing the era of demonetization, this cabby was seen embracing the digital move when a sign of PayTM board was seen inside his cab. Though not much information about the owner of the taxi could be obtained, it may be mentioned that this is a positive sign for the state as people are also seen trying to accept this trend with the onset of New Year.
With the likes of Congress and BJP as well as certain NGOs opposing, supporting and ctitiquing PM’s demonetization move, common people like Avinash are trying to get themselves as well as the people adapted to this move instead of creating a ruckus and hype over a decision that has already been taken.