Rural banking

Bankless, cashless

Print edition : December 23, 2016

A banking correspondent helping a resident of Basendua village in Bulandshahr in northern Uttar Pradesh on November 16. Farmer Zakir Khan feels he has been "robbed" of his hard-earned money. Photo: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP

Women waiting outside a bank at Mugaiyur in Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu, for their wages under the employment guarantee scheme on November 30. They have been doing the rounds for days but to no avail. Photo: Ilangovan Rajasekaran

Banking operations in rural areas have come to a grinding halt, and even three weeks after the demonetisation announcement there seemed to be no respite in sight.
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