The Wider Image: Thousands laid off as India pushes biggest tax reform
Tilak Raj Bathla, 50, owner of a weaving factory, poses for a picture at a closed section of his factory, in Panipat in the northern state of Haryana, India, August 29, 2018. Bathla's tiny weaving factory is one of the few still humming. "I have a GST (Goods and Services Tax) registration, but I can't work as my vendors and buyers are unable to comply with a complex tax structure," Bathla said, adding his monthly sales had fallen to about 250,000 rupees ($3,511) from about one million rupees before the GST. Only two of his 10 powerlooms are currently being used. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi SEARCH "ABIDI TAX" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.