Demonetisation has hit business: Tata Steel

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Private sector steel major Tata Steel on Tuesday said demonetisation has impacted its business, but exuded confidence that the situation would improve soon.

“There is an impact of demonetisation on the performance of the company, but the impact is temporary,” Tata Steel Managing Director (India and South East Asia) TV Narendran told reporters in Jamshedpur. Narendran also said that despite the impact of notes ban,production at Jamshedpur and Kalinganagar plants was going on as usual. Hailing the demonetisation decision, he said the impact of it was temporary and the situation is improving.

Asked about the impact of demonetisation on cash-based rural market, Narendran said efforts are on to address the problem. He added that Tata Steel has taken an initiative to support the government’s move to develop a cashless society and is installing 10,000 POS, credit/debit card swipe machines in rural areas for the purpose.

(With inputs from PTI)

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