In this photograph taken on December 26, 2016, an Indian worker labours on a loom in Khodiar Fabrics a textile firm in Sachin Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) region near Surat, some 290kms. south of Ahmedabad.
According to local media reports, some 1,700 weaving units in the GIDC area in the western Indian state of Gujarat are verging on closure as they are unable to pay the wages of workers in the wake of sweeping currency reforms in the country which were put into place by the Narendra Modi led government on November 8.  / AFP / SAM PANTHAKY        (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)