ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Waste Chains in a City

How Demonetisation Affected Informal Labour

The impact of demonetisation on the informal economy in India went far beyond cash shortages. This article examines the informal waste chains in the Pune Metropolitan Region, and outlines the tussles that emerged between informal labour and informal capital in the days following demonetisation. The resulting loss of trust in transactions continued to linger long after the cash shortages had eased. It diverted some of the backlash of the informal, urban poor from the government towards the more immediate nemesis—informal capital—which saw an opportunity of accumulation in the mayhem of demonetisation



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Updated On : 6th Jul, 2018

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