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The note ban has hit the fisher folk and the fish vendors heavily. There is no sale for them. They are desperate. The woman in the video says “those who come to buy fish ask whether we will take old notes? Where will we change it? We don’t’ have mango, jack fruit, tapioca, papaya or anything to eat. We have only our mother sea for help. There is no sale. Note ban is starving us. We can’t sleep. Before the note ban they should have produced enough Rs 100 notes. Is there no law in this land? If they gave me Rs 2000 notes where am I going to get change. I’m hungry. What can I do?”

Report by Akhil K Prabhakar & Chidhambaram

2 Comments

  1. K SHESHU BABU says:

    The ban has hit the fisherfolk hard. Their livelihood of fishing and sale of fish needs sufficient money for daily expenses but consumption of fish has become low due to non- availability of notes

  2. Marianne Nazareth says:

    This is extremely sad and callous of the powers that be who have enforced this draconian measure with no checks and balances in place.
    There has to be a sense of responsibility which has caused so much suffering. Who will help these people now in their hour of need? The best part is they are not begging.