Cash tales: From Kashmir to Bastar, demonetisation has hit India’s hinterland
It is not only urban India which is reeling from the aftermath of the currency ban. In India’s hinterland, demonetisation’s effects are becoming visible.black money crackdown Updated: Dec 14, 2016 18:28 IST
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s November 8 decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, India has been grappling with the after-effects.
Most of the narrative has centered on urban India, where long queues outside banks and dry ATMs are a common sight. But India’s hinterland has started feeling the cash crunch, though the effects were slow to materialize.
From the hard-to-reach mangroves of Sunderbans to the Maoist hotbed of Bastar, Kerala’s cash-rich temples to Kashmir’s calm and the struggle of farmers in Maharashtra and Punjab, we bring you six stories of how demonetisation has unfolded across the country.
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First Published: Dec 13, 2016 16:17 IST