Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata on Thursday asked the government to consider special relief measures for the poor to lessen their hardships of currency crunch following demonetisation of high value notes.
“While the government is doing its best to increase the availability of new currency note, it may be worthwhile to consider special relief measures similar to those employed at times of national calamities to serve the poorer segment of the population for their daily needs and for enabling emergency healthcare/medical treatment in smaller hospitals,” Tata said in a tweet.
“Such emergency measures will be greatly appreciated by the distressed segment of the population as it would exhibit that the government cares and has not forgotten the needs of the common man at this moment of transition during the implementation of such an important demonetisation programme,” he added.
Highlighting the problems of poorer sections of society, Tata also said that the government is doing its best to increase the availability of new currency notes in the country.
Earlier, Tata had hailed the government's move to demonetise high-value currency notes as a bold act.
Some further thoughts on implementation of demonetization program. pic.twitter.com/RZdicKvFS7— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) November 24, 2016