Spanner in the works

Print edition : April 12, 2019

A defunct powerloom in Bhivandi after demonetisation, a December 2016 picture. Photo: Rajendra G

In a workshop in Sahibabad, Uttar Pradesh, a June 2012 photograph. Industrial activity here now is dull. Photo: Saurabh Das/AP

A fabric unit in Tiruppur that had to be closed down. A September 2018 picture. Photo: M. Periasamy

Unemployed workers idling in a tea shop at Sanarpatti near Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. Photo: R. Ashok

From powerlooms in Bhiwandi, knitwear in Tiruppur and fireworks in Sivakasi to MSMEs in Ghaziabad, small industry across India, hit by demonetisation and the introduction of GST, is trying to stay afloat.
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