Supply issues have forced shut-down of at least 1,000 ATMs in remote areas

A year after demonetisation, access to money in the country’s remotest parts still poses a great challenge. The latest RBI figures reveal that the number of ATMs in rural areas has shrunk by a little over 1,000 in the past year — between the quarter ending September 2016 and September 2017. India’s rural areas were the worst hit during demonetisation, with the shortage of cash in ATMs more acut...