Long ATM queues, cash-starved banks: One year of demonetisation in pictureshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/india-news/demonetisation-anniversary-narendra-modi-black-money-note-ban-pictures-4927767/

Long ATM queues, cash-starved banks: One year of demonetisation in pictures

In an attempt to end block money and corruption in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of high-value currency notes on November 8, 2016. On the first anniversary demonetisation, here are the pictures of how the common people dealt with this move.

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In an attempt to end block money and corruption in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of high-value currency notes on November 8, 2016. On the first anniversary demonetisation, here are the pictures of how the common people dealt with this move. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav on 28.02.2017)

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Days after the old high-value notes were scrapped from circulation, massive queues were witnessed at every bank and ATM. (Express Photo by Sahil Walia)

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Criticising the demonetisation step taken by the NDA government, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said, "nowhere in the world has any nation taken such a drastic step that sweeped off 86% of the currency. I repeat what I said in Parliament, this was a organised loot and legalized plunder." (Express photo by Subham Dutta on 11.01.17)

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Pictures from last year: Police personnel try to manage a queue outside a bank in Imphal, Manipur after cash crunch throughout the country due to demonetisation drive. (Express photo by Oinam Anand)

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Picture from last year: A man shows Rs 500 currency notes to be deposited in a bank in Ludhiana on December 27, 2016.(Express Photo)

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Unable to fulfil demands and to deal with the continuous pressure mounting on the banks to deliver services to the customers, various banks came up with Mobile ATM services. (Express Photo by Jasbir Malhi)

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Picture from last year: Gurmail Kaur of village Bhikhi waiting at the main gate of SBP (showing Bank Pass Book) to withdraw money from bank since 4 am in the morning in Punjab. (Express Photo by Jasbir Malhi)

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Demonetisation crunch 2016: A senior citizen coming out from the bank after withdrawing cash at Bank Square in Sector 17 of Chandigarh on December 01, 2016. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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Even after reducing the withdrawal limit from ATM to Rs 2,000 per day per card at the initial stage, ATMs still ran out of cash in most occasions. (Express Photo by Sahil Walia)

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Demonetisation has choked the flow of funds to terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir besides adversely impacting the left wing extremism in several parts of the country, claimed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (Source: Express Photo)

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One of the helpers opening the lock of the container with currency boxes in front of one of the banks at Bank Square in Sector 17 of Chandigarh on November 15, 2016. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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Helpers unloading the boxes from container with currency in front of one of the Banks at Bank Square in Sector 17 of Chandigarh on Tuesday, November 15 2016. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision to scrap old notes, banks on the next day were directed to remain shut in order to stock lower denomination cash and new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes. However, as the banks re-opened long queues were witnessed outside various banks across the country and also at RBI counters for replacement of the old notes. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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In order to meet the public requirement, banks made additional arrangements for exchanging cash and deposit of old high denomination notes, they were also asked to remain open on weekends, including Sunday to tackle the situation. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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After demonetisation people waiting for cash in Muzaffarnagar. (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav on December 23, 2016.

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Farmers claimed sale in general market became very tough after demonetisation and they were not able to receive proper price for their crops. (Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav 02.06.2017)

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Counting of donations in progress at Siddhivinayak Temple, Dadar on November 16, 2016. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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Uma from Uttar Pradesh in search of new job as she lost her job after demonetisation. She was working in a leather factory in Wazeerpur Industrial Area in New Delhi. A report in The Indian Express suggests that the average wage a worker makes per day during the wedding season has shrunk from Rs 1,500-2,500 to Rs 500-800. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna on 07 12 2016)

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Small vendors too opted for digital transaction system to deal with buyers as India faced scarcity of small domination currency soon after demonetisation. This picture was taken at Colaba market on Friday. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar on 02.12.2016)