As ban of 500 and 1000 notes hit the common man and also the small business owners across Kolkata, sex workers of Sonagachi, South Asia’s largest redlight area, are seeing a boom in their business as they happily accepting these old currencies.
In the last two days, sex workers in Sonagachi area have deposited more than Rs. 55 lakh in Usha Multipurpose Cooperative Bank, which was formed in 2001 for the sex workers
“Due to the huge rush of customers in Sonagachi, the sex workers in the last two days have deposited more than Rs 50 lakh in their bank accounts in Usha Bank. Generally, sex workers prefer to keep money in their homes but after demonetisation, there is a rush among sex workers to deposit money in the bank,” Shantanu, a senior official of Usha Bank, said.