No proposal under consideration to discontinue Rs 2,000 note: GoI

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NEW DELHI: The government of India on Friday categorically said there was no proposal to discontinue Rs 2,000 currency note, which was introduced post demonetisation in November 2016.
The government also informed the Lok Sabha that it had decided to conduct field trials of plastic currency notes of Rs 10 in five cities.
“There is no proposal under consideration of the government to stop Rs 2,000 note,” Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha to a question whether the finance ministry has any plan to stop the note in near future.
The sizes of new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 denomination in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series is 66mm X 150 mm and 66 mm X166 mm, respectively.

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