Industry: State reports

Industry in trouble

Print edition : December 23, 2016

Migrant workers at a unit in the Ambattur Industrial Estate. Migrant workers can be paid wages only in cash. They do not have ration or Aadhaar cards with local addresses and are hence unable to open bank accounts. Photo: S.S. KUMAR

The assembly line for submersible pumps at Aquasub Engineering in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The sale of these pumps in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan is depressed because farmers do not have cash. Photo: K. Ananthan

Jangipur subdivision in Murshidabad district is the hub of West Bengal's beedi industry. Here, rolling beedis in Jorpukuria village. Photo: Suhrid Sankar Chattopadhyay

Aizul Rehman, a beedi worker, with a picture of his late wife and him together. He blames the demonetisation for her death on November 25. Photo: Suhrid Sankar Chattopadhyay

Tea workers of north Bengal agitating against the delay in the payment of wages. Photo: Supriyo Basak

The demonetisation has pushed lakhs of tea garden workers in north Bengal, who eke out a desperate existence, further to the brink. Photo: Supriyo Basak

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