Western Uttar Pradesh

‘Cash bombs’ in rural U.P.

Print edition : December 09, 2016

Residents of Basendua village in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, wait at a bank to exchange their notes. Small farmers and agricultural labourers are at the receiving end of the government’s shock decision. Photo: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP

A sugarcane farmer with his crop in Modinagar, Ghaziabad district, Uttar Pradesh. It is harvest time and the daily wagers have not turned up in several places as the farmers cannot pay them in cash. Those who come are paid in kind. Photo: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Times are bleak in the season of sowing wheat, mustard and lentil in western Uttar Pradesh.
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