On 8 November 2016, the Indian Government announced the demonetization of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes. Arguably the most landmark decision taken by the Narendra Modi government, it had a crushing impact on the country’s economy. Today, as protests by farmers take place across the country, Young India Fellow Priyamvada Grover explains how demonetization affected the agrarian sector and contextualizes the anguish of the Indian farmer.

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