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RBI to issue new Rs 100 notes in lavender colour

Jul 20, 2018 09:44 IST
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The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday announced it will soon issue a new series of Rs 100 currency notes. The new design for the Rs 100 denomination, part of the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series features a lavender colour as the base, with a motif depicting ‘Rani Ki Vav’, which means the queen’s step well. Rani ki vav is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Patan, Gujarat. This will be the fifth new banknote design to be issued by the RBI after the government demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes in November 2016. So far, the central bank has released new designs for banknotes in denominations of Rs 50 and Rs 500, along with a new denomination of Rs 200 and Rs 2000. Rani ki Vav is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Patan, Gujarat.The dimensions of the note at 66 mm × 142 mm are smaller than the one in circulation at present (73mm X 157 mm).