Mobile Vaani discussions

Are PACS the farmers’ panacea that was promised?

In the weeks since the Kisan Long March, we at Mobile Vaani reached out to farmers in Bihar to ask what were the biggest issues they faced and what their demands of the government would be. Unsurprisingly, most of the…

The people’s verdict: Aadhaar for midday meals – yay or nay?

The people’s verdict: Aadhaar for midday meals – yay or nay?

On February 28th 2017, the Indian government announced that students who wish to have midday meals in their government schools – a nationwide scheme targeted at increasing enrolment in schools – have to furnish their Aadhaar number or proof or…

Demonetisation: 100 days on, are we ready to go cashless?

Demonetisation: 100 days on, are we ready to go cashless?

Not yet, say results of a Mobile Vaani survey conducted in Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. Over time, the purported agenda for demonetisation shifted from capturing black money to putting India on a firm road towards cashless, accounted-for transactions. Phone…