NEW DELHI: New Delhi is no longer a city that gets headlines for its teeming crowds, its teething problems or its political turmoil.
It’s now a city where the teers are changing.
It all started when a government that was struggling to maintain its grip on power abruptly reversed course and announced a nationwide change in the way that it would report on the teer.
The move came after years of protests, protests that the government had shut down and protests that were triggered by the government’s decision to demonetize the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.
As the government has repeatedly pointed out, the idea was to give more weight to what the people are saying, and it worked.
As a result, a large percentage of Indians have stopped counting the amount of money they are spending in cash.
The change in how the government reports on the size of the cash that people are carrying, and the way it reports on their purchases, have become a new trend in the country.
People now spend much more time in the car, on their mobile phones and at their coffee shops.
In fact, in Delhi, where the city has a population of over 300 million people, the daily average consumption of the local currency has increased by about 30% in the past two years.
The amount of cash spent at coffee shops has jumped from about Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000, and from Rs 4,500 and Rs 7,000 to Rs 10,000.
According to data collected by the Indian Express, nearly 90% of the population in Delhi have at least one smartphone.
A government that has been struggling to control the public mood and the public debate over its plans to demonitize cash for several months has now begun to focus on the people’s money, and to report on it more effectively.
“The change in reporting and reporting changes are really great news for us,” said Gopal Krishna, deputy secretary, state finance department.
The change was announced by the new finance ministry on Thursday.
The government is expected to announce the changes to the way the government does teer-related reporting next week.
In a press briefing, the government said the change was part of the government trying to be more transparent in how it reports to the people, and that the new reporting structure would enable it to better monitor how the public feels about the demonetization plans and the implementation of the changes.
The government said it was “pleased” that the public was starting to pay more attention to the teeshares.
“This change in government’s approach to reporting the tereshares and their transactions will help the government be more responsive to the public and will help it better understand how people feel about the decisions of the new government,” the government added.
The new government, led by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), also said the new measures were to “make it easier for the government to monitor the public’s opinions and take appropriate measures to implement them.”