In a move to tackle corruption and black money, PM Modi announced that ₹500 and ₹1,000 would not be considered legal currency from November 9 onwards.
While the decision may yield long-term gains for the economy, The Hindu journalist Shiv Sunny chronicled exactly how the ban is affecting everyday Indians in this powerful tweet thread:
You can educate yourself about the scheme by going through the RBI's FAQs here.
Sahil Rizwan is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.
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