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Reserve Bank of India

The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. Though originally privately owned, since nationalization in 1949, the Reserve Bank is fully owned by the Government of India. The Preamble of the Reserve Bank of India describes the basic functions of the Reserve Bank as: "to regulate the issue of Bank notes and keeping of reserves with a view to securing monetary stability in India and generally to operate the currency and credit system of the country to its advantage; to have a modern monetary policy framework to meet the challenge of an increasingly complex economy, to maintain price stability while keeping in mind the objective of growth."

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    • March 2018
      Source: Reserve Bank of India
      Uploaded by: Knoema
      Accessed On: 10 January, 2019
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      1) Notes of Rupee 1000 denomination were demonetized w.e.f. January 16, 1978 and subsequently re-introduced in 2000-01. 2) For the period from 1970-71 to 1974-75, the amount for Rupee 1 coins also includes various commemorative Ten Rupee coins. 3) Data for 1986-87 exclude figures from Kolkata. 4) Data from 1980-81 for small coins, include small coins of the denominations 1p, 2p, 3p and Anna Pie coins. 5) Data from 1980-81 onward for Rupee 1 coins Include Mahatma Gandhi Centenary, Ten Rupee silver coin, World Food Agricultural Organisation Commemorative, Ten Rupee silver coin and Independence Day Silver Jubilee Ten Rupee coin. 6) Data on Rupee 2 and Rupee 5 coins relates to coins minted. 7) Rupee 10 coins were introduced in 2009-10. 8) Notes of ₹ 2000 denomination were introduced in 2016-17. Notes: Financial Year 2016-2017, 2017-2018 is taken as 2017, 2018

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