Currency with the public has jumped to a new high of Rs 30.9 lakh crore as of October 21, showing that cash usage is still robust even six years after the demonetisation move.At Rs 30.9 lakh crore, the currency with the public is about 75% higher than the level for the fortnight ended November 4, 2016. On November 8, 2016, PM Narendra Modi had announced the decision to withdraw Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes with the aim of reducing corruption and black money.The intent of the move, which was criticised by many experts for poor planning and execution, was to make India a “less cash” economy.