Vegetable farmers in Vidarbha had pinned a lot of hope on bumper tomato yields this winter. But a price crash coupled with the post-November 8 notebandi has left them with a sour aftertaste
Jan. 13, 2017 | Jaideep Hardikar
Farmers in Maharashtra’s Nashik district – where one in every four tomatoes in India comes from – are destroying standing crops on a scale never seen before, following persistent rock-bottom prices since the November 8 demonetisation
Jan. 4, 2017 | Aniket Aga & Chitrangada Choudhury
When Dalit migrants of Bucharla in Andhra returned home in November for an annual festival, there was no work on farms hit by the cash scarcity on top of poor yields – forcing them to eat less during a festive time
Dec. 26, 2016 | Rahul M.
With the note-ban crippling money orders, migrant workers in Maharashtra are unable to send cash home to hungry families. In Adul, Aurangabad, labourers from five states are struggling with a bank system they don't understand and which doesn’t work for them
Dec. 19, 2016 | P. Sainath
Dec. 9, 2016 | P. Sainath
In scenic Ogla and at the annual
Jauljibi fair in Uttarakhand, close to the India-Nepal border, traders
have been hit hard by demonetisation – while in Dharchula, the last town
on the border, people are beating the cash crunch by using Nepali
Dec. 6, 2016 | Arpita Chakrabarty
Because the fertiliser shop in Tadimarri village of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh accepts old notes, even drought-hit groundnut farmers are queuing up to clear their credit – while jobless agricultural labourers are finding that the easiest way to change their few old notes is by buying alcohol at the local liquor stores
Dec. 1, 2016 | Rahul M.
This would have been the
time of year for brisk sales at the agricultural markets in Vidarbha.
But farmers here are being forced to incur terrible losses – by
accepting lower prices, losing their perishable produce, or due to a
fear of depositing cash payments in old notes in banks where they owe
Nov. 26, 2016 | Jaideep Hardikar
When the government outlawed 86 per cent of India’s currency, burying his hope of selling land to pay off growing debts, Varda Balayya of Dharmaram village in Telangana killed himself and tried to poison his entire family by mixing pesticide in their chicken curry