New Delhi: Lauding the government`s surprise demonetisation move, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that it has attacked India`s parallel economy that was running outside the banking system for the last 70 years and a "new normal" will become the way for the country.
"Shadow or parallel economy had become a way of life. When you have a large chunk of currency outside the banking system, taxation system is narrow, because shadow economy becomes way of life. Demonetisation redefines that," Jailtey said.
"Demonetisation move will set a new normal for the economy. We see good, steady economic growth in coming years. We expect India to be a large digital economy in coming years," he added.
The move has suddenly improved the lending ability of the banks, he added.