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Demonetisation: Daily wagers fighting the crisis by skipping one meal a day

Workers are either jobless or are getting paid in the discontinued Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes

Sahil Makkar  |  New Delhi 

Rajesh Kushwaha, 40, and thousands of others are yet to get a day’s work in Delhi since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8. Kushwaha, who sleeps on a footpath outside a building material shop in Paharganj’s Chuna Mandi, is worried about fast exhaustion of paltry savings that his family is holding on to in Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Kushwaha fears he might have to borrow from a moneylender if the condition persists for a few more days. “It has always been a hand-to-mouth situation for ...

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First Published: Sun, November 20 2016. 08:30 IST