Coins and candies

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While coins are now as much plenty in circulation that many vendors give coins easily, yet most retailers have made it a practice to give candies and chocolates in place of coins even though they have sufficient coins in their cash-boxes. It is a noble way to earn extra profit through such forced sale of unwanted items devised in the days when coins were in scarcity.

Central government should made a planned strategy whereby coin-bags of rupees one and five may be always available in all bank-branches having facility to hold coin-bags. Since coins of ten-rupee denominations have not attained popularity, further minting in this denomination may be stopped for time-being. Instead smaller-sized plastic notes as promised quite a few years ago in Lok Sabha may be issued in ten-rupee denominations. Stress may be given on minting coins only in denominations of rupees one and five, stopping minting of two-rupee coins also because presently with two-rupee coins in plenty as compared to rupee-one coins, consumers have to leave one-rupee balance with shopkeepers or to accept candy because of poor availability one-rupee coin. One-rupee coins can fulfil purpose of two-rupee coins as well because of less weight and multiplicity of payment-options. With all these steps taken, forcing unwanted items in place of coins can be made offence under law.

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