The Indian village that has gone back to bartering
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The Indian village that has returned to bartering

Many Indian villages are returning to bartering amid a nationwide cash crisis.

Hard currency is in short supply following the government’s surprise decision to scrap 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in an effort to curb corruption.

The BBC visited a village in the state of West Bengal to meet farmers and labourers who are trying desperately to survive without cash in hand.

Filmed and edited by Neha Sharma. Produced by Shalu Yadav.

  • 05 Dec 2016