India plans to varnish 100-rupee notes on trial basis in 2019 – 2020

According to its annual report for 2018 – 2019, the Reserve Bank of India agenda for 2019 – 2020 includes plans to introduce varnished 100-rupee notes “on a field trial basis in order to increase the life of Indian banknotes.” Additionally, the bank “will develop a mechanism/device for aiding the visually impaired in identification of denomination of banknotes.”

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