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#Notebandi Frontlines: Flower Harvest Income Falls 70%; Year Lost: A Farmer’s Story

#Notebandi Frontlines: Flower Harvest Income Falls 70%; Year Lost: A Farmer’s Story

Keshu Singh Patel, a flower and vegetable farmer from Mirjapur, Madhya Pradesh, selling his produce to a retailer at the flower market in Indore, on December 7, 2016. Patel earned…

#Notebandi Frontlines: Onion Rates Halve, Farmers Have No Cash, Can’t Go Cashless

#Notebandi Frontlines: Onion Rates Halve, Farmers Have No Cash, Can’t Go Cashless

Onions, which were sold for Rs 1,000-1,200 per quintal in the weeks before demonetisation, are now sold for Rs 600-700 per quintal. Onion farmers from Nashik district, Maharashtra’s onion belt,…

April 2017: Earliest India Will Get Its Cash Back

April 2017: Earliest India Will Get Its Cash Back

  We are 17 days away from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 50-day deadline to end the worst effects of the scrapping of 86%–by value–of India’s currency. In the chest-thumping, hand-wringing…

4 Indicators Of India’s Cashless Growth–And Hurdles To Future Expansion

4 Indicators Of India’s Cashless Growth–And Hurdles To Future Expansion

  As India’s government–fronted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account–announced a slew of incentives to propel Indians to discard cash, IndiaSpend found four signs of an expanding base: Five-fold…

RBI Says No Notes Shortage, Outside Delhi Hundreds Face Job Losses

RBI Says No Notes Shortage, Outside Delhi Hundreds Face Job Losses

Casual workers, mostly tailors, arrive at the Noida Phase II bus stand as they begin their daily job hunt. About 80% of the 7 million workers in the textile and…

How Modi Changed (And Changed) The Demonetisation Narrative

How Modi Changed (And Changed) The Demonetisation Narrative

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting on demonetisation, on November 13, 2016. An IndiaSpend analysis of the Prime Minister’s seven speeches reveals a shifting of the narrative of the…

5 Hurdles To PM’s Push For Cashless Economy

5 Hurdles To PM’s Push For Cashless Economy

Advertisement boards of Paytm, a digital wallet company, are seen placed at stalls of roadside vegetable vendors in Mumbai. As the #notebandi disruption wears on, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has…

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