Cash ban in India aims to stamp out corruption

Proponents of the ban say the lack of a paper trail from the use of cash fosters corruption in the world's second most populous country.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

The government says the ban on cash is key to fighting endemic corruption in India.

Updated Dec 12, 2016

A new policy in India banning large paper bills is causing headaches for some consumers and businesses. But analysts say the cash ban makes it easier for authorities to keep track of who is on the take. And politicians who are promising to fight bribery are winning popular support.

TRT World’s Radhika Bajaj reports from Mumbai.