To counter any mischief-making by photocopying new notes and using fake currency to buy things from the poor, the government may place a ban on colour photocopier machines. It will also monitor all the sales of such machines that have occurred since November 8. It feels the poor sellers are often most vulnerable to mischief-makers, since most of these sellers are uneducated and unaware about how to recognize the new notes.
While they come to speed in understanding the distinctive features of the new notes to recognize authentic ones, they are susceptible to cheating by people who may be photocopying the new notes and plying them.
Whether the proposal will go through or not is unclear, but people have welcomed the move as it may clean India of such mischief-makers, who have already caused ample damage which necessitated the demonetization in the first place.