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Demonetisation woes: Maharashtra temple authorities forced to seal donation boxes

| Updated: Nov 12, 2016 13:03 IST

Aurangabad (Maharashtra) [India], Nov. 12 (ANI): The demonetization of currency denominations of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 has forced the charity department in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra to seal donation boxes in all temples located in eight districts till December 31. The decision has been taken to prevent large scale black money coming into these donation boxes. A charity department official in Aurangabad said that after the deadline for the depositing of banned notes in banks ends on December 30, all donation boxes will be opened under supervision on December 31. The counting of currency will then take place and a report will be submitted to the state department. Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday announced that the government had decided to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to tackle the menace of black money. (ANI)