Indian banknote demonetisation

Amit Shah director of Co-op bank with highest amount of demonetised notes among DCCBs, finds RTI reply 1

Amit Shah director of Co-op bank with highest amount of demonetised notes among DCCBs, finds RTI reply

Originally published by The New Indian Express, deleted without explanation. MUMBAI: A district cooperative bank, which has Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as a director, netted the highest deposits among such banks of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that were abruptly demonetised on November 8, 2016, according to RTI replies received …

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DeMonetisation and Digital Payments

DeMonetisation did not promote the uptake of digital transactions Driving India towards a less-cash, digital payments economy was one of the aims claimed by the Prime Minister when he invalidated 86% of India’s circulating currency. The reasoning was that India was a largely cash-based economy; if circulating cash was reduced, people would rapidly move towards …

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Grape season in peril in Nashik due to demonetisation

End of January marks the grape harvest season around Nashik. After falling prices after demonetisation led farmers to slash down standing tomato crops last month to make way for emergency sowing of wheat to eat, hope had rested on the grape crop coming up. However for all the reports in media about farmers adopting cashless …

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Going cashless or recapitalizing banks

A reckless war on cash – the real goal of #DeMonetisation

It isn’t just in India, that people are being forced to put money into banks. Banks worldwide are in trouble. Banks worldwide are needing bailouts. Demonetisation of notes is being considered as well as put into action in country after country – Europe (plan to not make 500 Euros post 2018), Venezuela (got reversed after …

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Signs of impending roll back of demonetisation?

This is just speculation, but drastic changes in the BJP’s propaganda seem to indicate that a rollback of demonetisation may happen. We began with demonetisation being Modi’s special, secret project. The BJP and its formidable social media machinery has consistently defended demonetisation in the face of increasingly grave reports of losses and worse, nationwide. Even …

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