Some love the intent, others the idea, some only complain about it while others want it scrapped altogether, Demonetisation has got the entire nation speaking about it. With varied media reports of how it has affected normal life, Bengaluru based Takshashila institute has deicided to see for itself how demonetisation has affected normal life.
From diagnostic centers to APMC yards, from construction workers to businessmen, the team has been speaking to people from all walks of lives on demonetisation. Netizens have contributed inputs for the same.
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Tweets speak of how businesses, small and big, that trade only in cash have taken a hit due to demonetisation. Crowd sourcing of inormation did explore many situation.
#FootNote In remote areas, daily wagers stood in currency exchange lines and earned more by converting cash for others. Labor shortage.— Hemant Chandak (@HemantChandak) November 17, 2016
Construction worker says lump sum promised as opposed to daily wage for local workers. Out of state workers being paid as usual #FootNote— Priya Ravichandran (@binaryfootprint) November 17, 2016
Grocers accept old 500 and 1000 provided u buy stuff for that much. All reject the new 2000 saying not sure if fake #footnote— turboelectric effect (@peeleraja) November 17, 2016
Storeowner then mentioned how two old customers who bought appliances for 110k and 80k each in the last two days! #footnote— Pavan Srinath (@zeusisdead) November 17, 2016
Teams from the institute managed to keep #footnotes trending on Twitter all morning by sharing their experiences as they walked around Bengaluru while encouraging more people on ground from cities like Chennai, New Delhi to tell them what demonetisation has done. The good, the bad and the ugly of demonetisation from a regular citizen's perspective.