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Rs 500 & 1000 notes discontinued; Daily wagers worried


After the government announced the scrapping of high denomination currency notes in a bid to curb black money, there was confusion among daily wagers in Lucknow, migrants from poorer districts, who sleep on pavements on just how they would manage for the next few days. Many of them get paid in 500 or 1000 rupee denomination notes and are without bank accounts and while the situation for them may ease out over the next few days. Daily wagers said that they are not aware of Central government scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.