New Rs 100 notes are the newest among the series of colourful notes announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). On Thursday, they announced lavender coloured Rs 100 notes featuring Motif of 'Rani ki Vav' which is a stepwell located in Gujarat on the reverse. And Twitterati could not stop talking about the government's obsessions with colours. Lavender has been trending on Twitter since then with social media users jokingly questioning the government's choice of colours for notes lately.
The earlier Rs 100 notes will continue to be in the market along with the newly released ones. While the supply of new design is currently less, it will gradually increase in the future. The dimension of the new banknote will be 66 mm × 142 mm which means it is smaller than the one in circulation. All the existing Rs 100 notes will continue to be legal tender.
Here is the newly launched Rs 100 note:
Will shortly issue Rs 100 denomination banknotes .This new denomination has motif of “RANI KI VAV” on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Lavender. The existing 100 rupee note will continue to be legal tender: RBI pic.twitter.com/68HdtAW9m2
— ANI (@ANI) July 19, 2018
And here is how Twitterati responded:
Dear @RBI , please come out in open, tell us who is torturing you to select these colors for notes, India is with you, don't succumb to pressure.
— Sacred Duck (@DucksTroll) July 19, 2018
Know your colours!
Should have given some different colour to Gandhi too....
Looking a mismatch in colour 🙄
— Dr. Apurva Garg (@drapurvagarg) July 19, 2018
200 और 50 के ताे ले आओ पहले बाजार में
— 🇴nly 🇹ushar™® (@onlytg_gt) July 19, 2018
RBI should have had a Twitter poll before finalising colours, no?
All these new colors are creating a lot of confusion tbh.
— Akanksha Srivastava (@AkankshaSri_) July 19, 2018
Missing Rs 1,000 notes?
arre yaar!! issue 1000 denomination notes first! rs 100 notes already available! I still don't get the point of having rs 2000 notes! Every decision is stupid.
— Lily (@Lilyyyy_P) July 19, 2018
"The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue Rs 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series," said the central bank. The new Rs 100 notes will have the signature of RBI Governor Urjit Patel. After demonetisation in November 2017 that scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, RBI introduced new notes in denominations of Rs 50, Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 2,000.
What do you think about the new lavender Rs 100 note?