“We can now only give out Rs 4,000 to an account holder in a week.

Sex workers vent their ire on us,” said Satabdi Saha, deputy manager in the bank.



But the interesting part in this story is that all the teams have at least sixty percent of the footballers whose mothers are sex workers. Their under-15 team lost in the semifinal of Kolkata nursery football league last year.

This year, the team has already finished group league champion to qualify for the knock-out stage.

For B and C grade the rent for a small, dingy room is Rs 350 daily,” said Das.“They also have to pay separately for electrical points.

Moreover, girls have to pay touts, local toughs and cops.

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This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.Kolkata, June 27: Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC) has been internationally famous for the last 10 years for having given a rebirth sex workers and their children through different constructive and social activities. DMSC is a Kolkata based voluntary organisation who have been trying to revive the sex workers of Kolkata as well as West Bengal in different ways through different social and cultural campaigns and has been working at the grass route level.They have built up a residential school in a place named Baruipur, around one-hour from Kolkata via train.Three months ago, the government pulled out high-value banknotes, triggering a severe cash crunch that has eased a bit now but for the sex workers of Sonagachi and their bank the crisis is far from over.Business for those like Singh is slow, and for the bank savings deposits are down.Shefali Das, 50, a former sex worker and president of the bank, said the cost of living in Sonagachi is higher than other neighbourhoods and almost everything runs on cash transactions.

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