RBI has launched a new version of 10 rupee note. This note is 20 percent shorter than the one in circulation. The 10 rupee denomination is chocolate brown in colour. Bearing the image of Mahatma Gandhi, the currency note has a motif of Sun Temple of Konark on the reverse.
“The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse,” RBI said. The central bank is printing bank notes in new design in line with the government’s move to combat counterfeiting. It has also put lower denomination notes in new design in circulation.
The Rs 50 denomination banknotes in fluorescent blue with a motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse and Rs 200 notes in bright yellow with motif of Sanchi Stupa have already hit the market. RBI said all the existing Rs 10 banknotes will continue to be legal tender. (copied from authentic media sources)