Demonetisation hits weddings

Scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes has come as a setback for bride, groom and also for wedding planners

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Sakshi Kuchroo | November 10, 2016 | New Delhi


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Anjali Thakur, a resident of Indirapuram, Ghaziabad is getting married on November 15. Her wedding preparations are on full swing. However, as the government has scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, it has become a challenge for her to complete tasks that have to be dealt in cash. “The timing of scrapping these notes is really bad. The wedding season has just started. I am getting married in 5 days, how am I supposed to go to the bank, stand in long queue for the whole day and then go for shopping? I don’t have time for all this. There is so much to do,” she says. 

Anjali shares that her savings account has no money left and that she had kept cash for rest of her shopping. “At least the government should have given us some buffer time,” she says.

With the onset of wedding season, scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes has come as a setback for people who are in the wedding business.

Ankit Mishra, a wedding photographer from Delhi says, “We are in a profession which deals in cash on a daily basis. Some payments are now held up. The cash exchange amount of Rs 4,000 [till November 24] and withdrawal of Rs 2,000 per card [per day] is too less, given the amount of payments we need to make.” Presently, Mishra is trying to carry out online transaction.

Ananya Garg, a bridal trousseau designer, has an interesting account to share. “I attended a wedding just a day after these notes were scrapped. I had earlier put a Rs 1,000 note inside an envelope and forgot about it. I then gifted them the envelope. I wonder how many people had done the same. Yes, it is funny but we can’t ignore the fact that the common man is definitely facing trouble in some way or the other,” she says.
 

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