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Demonetisation: Over eight million bidi workers yet to be paid since November 8

Almost 90 per cent workers located in rural areas and lack proper banking facilities and accounts

Vimukt Dave  |  Ahmedabad 

Even as the rest of the country is concerned about cash withdrawals on the pay day, there are about eight million bidi workers who haven't received their wages since November 8. With 90 per cent of workers located in rural areas with no bank accounts, bidi units have not been able to pay wages due to cash shortage in the wake of demonetisation.  Workers typically earn between Rs 50 and Rs 250 a day and bidi companies pay the wages on a weekly basis. However, ever since the Narendra Modi government's decision to scrap old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, they have ...

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 00:27 IST
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