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Demonetisation, A Year On: In Delhi Textile Hub, Businesses Unravel, Jobs Scarce

Demonetisation, A Year On: In Delhi Textile Hub, Businesses Unravel, Jobs Scarce

Babita (second from right) has been looking for a job as a tailor for eight months now since the last unit she was employed at shut down post-demonetisation. Every morning,…

Why A Flower Farmer Cannot Join The Cashless Economy, A Year After Demonetisation

Why A Flower Farmer Cannot Join The Cashless Economy, A Year After Demonetisation

Keshu Patel and his son Kantilal pluck marigold flowers in his field in Mirjapur, Madhya Pradesh. Post notebandi, the unpredictability of getting cash, which he needs for all his transactions–groceries,…

A Year After Demonetisation: Small Retailers Report Further Losses But Support BJP

A Year After Demonetisation: Small Retailers Report Further Losses But Support BJP

Lalita Yogesh Patil, 31, in her shop, Tanish kirana store, in Vishwabharti Phata village, in Thane district. Since demonetisation a year ago, her store has been in losses of 50%…

As Delhi Air Quality Plunged, 30 Alerts That Were Never Issued

As Delhi Air Quality Plunged, 30 Alerts That Were Never Issued

Vehicles ply in reduced visibility in south Delhi as smog enveloped the city with a spike in particulate pollution. Over the last one month, residents of the national capital territory…

Currency In Circulation 91% Of Pre-Demonetisation Value; Digital Payments Up But Fluctuating

Currency In Circulation 91% Of Pre-Demonetisation Value; Digital Payments Up But Fluctuating

  One year after the government annulled high-denomination currency notes and subsequently replaced them with new notes, the total currency in circulation remains 9% less in value terms. Digital payments…

New TB Infections Fall, But Drug-Resistant Cases Rise

New TB Infections Fall, But Drug-Resistant Cases Rise

A patient collects his medicines for tuberculosis from a Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) centre in Meethapur, 17 km south-east of the national capital. In 2016, India had 3.57%…

19 States Freeze MGNREGA Payments, Centre Not Releasing Funds

19 States Freeze MGNREGA Payments, Centre Not Releasing Funds

Women working on an MGNREGA site building a pond to assist in farming and water storage in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh. Wage payments under MGNREGA for nearly 92 million workers in…