Articles Archive

Nov 28, 2016

Currency tsunami hits Kerala fisher village

The poor women of Anju Thengue island village in Kerala have been caught unprepared by the ban on banknotes that has seen prices crash and a near total collapse of the fish market

Nov 25, 2016

Small vegetable farmers in Maharashtra suffer blow from demonetization

The people in rural Pune are past the initial shocks of demonetization and are now coming to grips with it, but there are signs of distress among growers and sellers of fruits and vegetables

Nov 23, 2016

Rural Tamil Nadu shows resilience as currency crisis disrupts life

For villagers in Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur, particularly the poor, the trashing of high-value banknotes is another hardship among many that they have to face

  • Nov 23, 2016
  • Kanchipuram & Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu
Nov 21, 2016

Farmers, daily wage laborers in Odisha badly hurt by demonetization

Farmers and those in rural areas who make a living as daily wage laborers in Odisha have been left stranded by the demonetization drive that has led to a huge scarcity of lower denomination notes

Nov 18, 2016

Demonetization and the rural poor in five dimensions

The junking of high value currency notes has led to an unprecedented situation where the poor are more at risk from manipulation by the unscrupulous than from any crippling financial loss in the short or medium terms, barring exceptions

Nov 16, 2016

Tamil Nadu fishermen leverage smartphone technology to boost fish yields

For fishing communities in coastal Tamil Nadu, the uncertainties of finding richer fishing areas in sea has been significantly reduced through a phone app called Fisher Friendly Mobile Application

  • Nov 16, 2016
  • Mahabalipuram & Kovalam, Tamil Nadu
Nov 14, 2016

Women are leading the sanitation campaign in Bihar villages

Although Bihar has been a laggard in implementing the Swachh Bharat program, there is heartening progress in places such as Rohtas, Sitamarhi and Khagaria, where women are driving the change