Soon after demonetisation, the Indian government claimed that Lanura in Jammu and Kashmir has become the ‘first cashless village’ in India. The Wire‘s Nisar Ahmad Dharma travelled to the village to find out if there was any truth in the claim. “We are actually cashless right from the time this village came into existence. You ask anyone in the village. They won’t have a penny in their pockets,” says the village head of Lanura, with a smile.
Watch | Reality Check: Jammu and Kashmir's First 'Cashless Village'
The Wire checks the Indian government's claim that after demonetisation, Lanura in Jammu and Kashmir became the 'first cashless village' in India.