Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao stated that his government will take up awareness programmes on cashless transactions in a big way across Telangana state in January. He said that he defended the decision of demonetisation as it will benefit the country. Addressing MLCs in Legislative Council, KCR said that the Telangana state is number one in implementation of cashless transactions. He assured women not to worry about their gold ornaments. The Chief Minister said that black money in any form should be cleaned up from the society.