Watch: Hit Hard By Note Ban, Migrant Workers Head Back to Villages
These workers, who worked in factories as daily wagers, have neither work nor money.
Thousands of migrant labourers have been dealt a heavy blow by the note ban. These workers, who worked in factories as daily wagers, have neither work nor money. Leaving them with no choice but to return to their villages.
The Quint visits the Hosiery Complex in Noida and the Anand Vihar railway station in Delhi to understand the plight of India’s migrant workers after demonetisation.
No Money & No Jobs
Some of the daily wagers say jobs have now dried up. Others point out that employers are paying them with old notes, which they can't use to meet their daily needs. Helpless, they are forced to return to their villages.
Demonetisation has caused us a lot of hardship. We have to stand in long queues. and when it’s our turn to withdraw money, the banks run out of cash.Indu Devi, Helper, Textile Mill
Uncertainty Over Future
Left without jobs and money, most of the immigrants don't know what they will do after they go home.
I’ll think about what I will do once I’m home.Pappu Kumar Singh, Migrant Labourer
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