November 20, 2016

Cash Crisis: Daily wagers start skipping a meal

'Modi has said the poor are sleeping peacefully and the rich are buying sleeping pills.'
The reality is the other way around.'
'Poor people are not able to sleep because of hunger.'

...."It has always been a hand-to-mouth situation for us. We are in a precarious position with people postponing construction and renovation activities in the absence of cash," said Kushwaha, who could have earned at least Rs 3,500 from 10 days' work.

"I and many others are skipping one meal a day to survive till employment returns," said Kushwaha, for whom even buying a detergent soap to wash clothes is a luxury now....


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