'Digital' chaiwalla embraces demonetisation, accepts online payments

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 13 (ANI): At a time when the common man is complaining about standing in long queues outside banks to exchange or deposit money in the wake of the Centre's move of demonetisation, the positive attitude of a tea vendor in South Delhi cooperating with the radical change to combat black money has grabbed eyeballs. Monu, a tea seller in R.K. Puram area, has begun using Paytm as part of his daily business to help his customers enjoy the tea without worrying about change. Monu believes that by using Paytm he is doing his bit to help the people and support Prime Minister Modi's initiative of demonetisation. "I have recently started using Paytm because there is crunch of change. This step helps my customers as they can easily pay through Paytm and sip their tea without any worries. Ever since I have started this service, my Paytm customers are increasing. Accepting online payments even for as less as Rs. 7 is my way of helping the people and showing support for demonetisation," says Monu. Even his customers are happy about the fact that their favourite tea seller has gone digital as it helps them immensely "Tea stalls are using Paytm this is beneficial for us at this point of time when there is crunch of change. We now don't have to worry because of this initiative," says Joymala, a daily customer. Another customer Shashank also showered praise on the tea seller for this great gesture. "Paying for tea online is a big help considering the current cash shortage," he says. Monu's tale stands out, as his case appears to be one of the rare ones supporting the Centre's move to demonetise 500 and 1000 rupee currency notes. Since Thursday when the Prime Minister shocked the entire nation with this sudden announcement, a sense of panic and confusion erupted among citizens, but this tea vendor's attitude to embrace the change rather than fight it is nothing short of inspiring. Take a page out of the Prime Minister's Digital India intuitive, Monu's example sets a tone of how one can cooperate with the current situation and head towards change. (ANI)