New lavender-coloured 100 rupee currency notes will be released by RBI


(Online Desk)

The Reserve Bank of India today announced that a new 100 rupee will be released. The note, lavender in colour, is part of the new Mahatma Gandhi Series and will be signed by the RBI governor Dr. Urjit R. Patel.

To promote India’s cultural heritage, the note has a motif of ‘Rani ki Vav’, an archaeological site in Gujarat built in the 11th century. The motif is found on the backside of the note, with the Swachh Bharat logo beside it, according to a press release issued by the central bank.

The dimensions of the note will be 66 mm × 142 mm.

The date of the release has not been specified.

The Mahatma Gandhi New Series were initially announced in November 2016, following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 note of the original Mahatma Gandhi Series.