Demonetisation, A Year On: Goa’s Economy Remains Cash-Based As Tourist Season Begins

Things are quiet at this seaside restaurant in Anjuna, a popular stretch of beach in North Goa, at t...

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 las...

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. Po...

First Demonetisation, Then Loan Waiver: Main Bank For Onion Farmers In Crisis

Customers line-up at the a branch of the Nashik District Central Cooperative Bank, but only a few ar...

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 d...

#Notebandi Frontlines: Farm To Loom, Textiles–Employer Of 25 Million–Totter

Power looms in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, that have not been operational for six months now.   Mumbai, Bhiwandi & Ahmedabad: Dilapidated, dirty and depressed, a town that was once called the Manchester of Asia smells of textile starch, thinners, garbage and sewage.   Since the turn of the century, Bhiwandi, 30 km north of Mumbai, has wilted … Continued

#Notebandi Frontlines: Small Stores Struggle To Survive, But Many Support Modi

Ambika Kumbhar (62) with her daughter-in-law Manisha (34) at their kirana store off the Bhiwandi-Wada road in Thane district, north of Mumbai. The Kumbhars reported a 62% drop in earnings since demonetisation, IndiaSpend found in a survey of mom-and-pop stores in and around the financial capital.   Mumbai: At noon, cars sped along the Bhiwandi-Wada … Continued

#Notebandi Frontlines: Out Of Cash, A Dying Textile Town Goes Silent

In two decades, not much has changed for 41-year-old power loom worker Nandan Pagare from Malegaon, Maharashtra. He still works more than 12 hours a day, earns Rs 1,800 a week, receives no provident fund, paid leaves or insurance from his employer. Since notebandi, his income has halved, as the power loom now works three … Continued

#Notebandi Frontlines: As Tourists Stay Away, 50 Million Livelihoods At Risk

  Anjuna (Goa): Raju Lakhani’s beachside restaurant here at this popular tourist strip in north Goa should have been packed this time of the year. But the tables at Moon Star are empty and the restaurateur is a worried man.   “We have no customers,” he said. “Almost 90% of tourists are leaving because of … Continued

92 Hours Of Lok Sabha Disruption Cost India Rs 144 Crore

  Biju Janata Dal member of Parliament (MP) Jay Panda announced that he would forgo part of his November and December salary–he did not mention how much that would be and the amount cannot be calculated now–to atone for the 92 hours lost during the current session of the Lok Sabha (Parliament’s lower house), the … Continued