Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ahmedabad - Dhul Dhoyas

interesting news story on an unusual profession - the gold "dhul dhoyas" of Ahmedabad - they pay about 6,000 a month for the "privilege" of sweeping gold from the streets of the gold markets (Manek Chowk and Ratan Pol) - and earn about 15,000 a month from selling this to wholesale buyers of gold dust - they even buy the clothes of the gold labourers (some of whom are MHFC clients) who dont change their work clothes for weeks and then exchange it for cash and new clothes from the dhoyas.
Mint Article