Cooperatives

Blocked artery

Print edition : December 23, 2016

At a primary milk cooperative society in Thiruvananthapuram, a file picture. The acute scarcity of cash has affected small-scale dairy farmers the most. Photo: S. Gopakumar

In a cashew factory, a file picture. In many traditional sectors, like in the case of the cashew industry, transferring meagre daily wages to bank accounts or writing cheques has created its own unique problems. Most of the workers are women from the lowest strata of society and the majority of them have limited education. They will get only a small part of their earnings in hand. Photo: K.K. MUSTAFAH

Migrant workers in a plywood factory in Perumbavoor, Ernakulam district, a 2014 picture. Sales have dropped and a large number of these labourers are leaving the State. Photo: K.K. Mustafah

Kerala is worried about the demonetisation drive’s impact on its cooperative banks and societies which form the backbone of the State’s rural economy.
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