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RBI to Issue New Rs 20 Banknote with Greenish-Yellow Color: Know the Features

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is all set to issue new Rs 20 denomination banknotes soon.  The new banknote is featured with a base color of greenish-yellow and will be 63 X 129 mm in size.

The apex bank had first introduced the Rs 20 note in the Mahatma Gandhi Series in August 2001. 

The new banknote of Rs 20 denomination in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series is bearing the signature of Governor Shaktikanta Das featuring Ellora Caves on the reverse, portraying the country's cultural heritage, as per a report from RBI. 

In comparison to the old red-orange colored Rs 20 note of  size 143 X 63 mm, which had a motif of Mount Harriet, the new note will have a motif of Ellora caves on the backside with 63 X 129 mm in size depicting the cultural heritage of India. 


These new Rs 20 notes are also designed with a geometric pattern aligning with the overall color scheme, both at the front and back sides.

The front side of the note will have a see-through register with denominational numeral 100, a latent image with numeral and also a Devanagari version of the same. 

The note will have a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the center with micro letters RBI, Bharat, India and 20, along with a guarantee clause, Governor's Shaktikanta Das' signature with the promise clause and RBI emblem towards the right of Gandhi's portrait. 

There will be Ashok Pillar emblem and electrotype (20) watermark on the right side of the Gandhi's portrait. 


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