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Demontisation effect: Scarcity of essential commodities feared in Odisha

Describing the farmers' plight, a cultivator from Odisha said there is no ATM near his village

Press Trust of India  |  Berhampur (Odisha) 

Scarcity of essential commodities is feared in some parts of Odisha with transportation of goods badly hit by the limit on withdrawal of cash from accounts and ATMs since the Centre's demonetisation move. President of Ganjam District Truck Owners Association Pramod Kumar Jena said around 70 to 80 percent of trucks could not operate in the district in the post-demonetisation period as the government has fixed the withdrawal limit at Rs 24,000 a week and Rs 2,000 a day from ATMs. It is also difficult to change a Rs 2,000 note withdrawn from the ATM, he said, adding most truck owners ...


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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 13:07 IST