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New Delhi, 13th Nov (IANS): Dullan Mahto is a labourer from Bihar's Nawada district who used to earn Rs 300 a day, spending half of it on food.
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New Delhi, 11th Nov (IANS): When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, Ravi Kumar, a small trader in Noida like many others across the nation, welcomed the decision with enthusiasm.
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Rs 14 lakh crore -- or $217 billion, 86 per cent of the value of Indian currency currently in circulation -- became useless from midnight of November 8, 2016, part of the governments crackdown on black, or unaccounted, money.
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Rs 14 lakh crore -- or $217 billion, 86 per cent of the value of Indian currency currently in circulation -- became useless from midnight of November 8, 2016, part of the governments crackdown on black, or unaccounted, money.
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It could pay for a micro-irrigation programme to bring water to thousands of farmers over two years; pay for new rural roads seven times over; electricity projects five times over; restore 300 medieval forts in Maharashtra.
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