Indian 2000-rupee note

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Indian currency notes

Two thousand rupees
Value ₹2000
Width 166 mm
Height 66 mm
Years of printing 09.November 2016 – Current
India new 2000 INR, MG series, 2016, obverse.jpg
Design Mahatma Gandhi
Design date 2016
India new 2000 INR, MG series, 2016, reverse.jpg
Design Mangalyaan
Design date 2016

The Indian 2000-rupee banknote (₹2000) is a denomination of the Indian rupee. It was released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 8 November 2016 after the demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes and has been in circulation since 10 November 2016.[1] It is a part of the Mahatma Gandhi New Series of banknotes with a completely new design.

The Indian ₹2000 rupee note is the highest currency note printed by RBI that is in active circulation, ever since the 1,000 rupee note was demonetised in November 2016.[2][3][4] Before the official announcement by RBI, the media reported that ₹2000 notes had been printed from the currency printing press in Mysuru by the end of October 2016.[5] Post 2016 Indian banknote demonetisation, five new currency notes have been announced by Reserve Bank of India-- ₹2,000, ₹500, ₹200, ₹50, and ₹1.[6][7]


The new 2000 banknote is a 66 mm × 166 mm magenta coloured note, with the obverse side featuring a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the Ashoka Pillar Emblem, and the signature of Reserve Bank of India Governor. It has Braille print on it, to assist the visually challenged in identifying the currency. The reverse side features a motif of the Mangalyaan, representing India's first interplanetary space mission, and the logo and tag line for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.[1]

Security features[edit]

The 2000 banknote has multiple security features, listed below:[1]

  • See through register with denominational numeral ₹2000
  • Latent image with denominational numeral ₹2000
  • Micro letters ‘RBI’ and ‘2000’ on the left side of the banknote
  • Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’, RBI, and ₹2000 on banknotes, with a colour shift. The thread colour changes from green to blue when the note is tilted
  • Guarantee Clause, the Governor’s signature with the Promise Clause, and the RBI's emblem on the right side
  • Denominational numeral with Rupee Symbol, 2000 in colour changing ink (green to blue) on bottom right
  • Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (2000) watermarks
  • Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.
  • For the visually impaired Intaglio (raised printing) of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, bleed lines and identity mark
  • Horizontal rectangle with 2000 in raised print on the right
  • Seven angular bleed lines on left and right side in raised print (obverse)
  • Year of printing of the note on the left (reverse)


Like other Indian rupee banknotes, the 2000 banknote has its amount written in 17 languages. On the obverse, the denomination is written in English and Hindi. On the reverse is a language panel which displays the denomination of the note in 15 of the 22 official languages of India. The languages are displayed in alphabetical order. Languages included on the panel are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Denominations in central level official languages (At below either ends)
Language 2000
English Two thousand rupees
Hindi दो हज़ार रुपये
Denominations in 15 state level/other official languages (As seen on the language panel)
Assamese দুহেজাৰ টকা
Bengali দুই হাজার টাকা
Gujarati બે હજાર રૂપિયા
Kannada ಎರಡು ಸಾವಿರ ರುಪಾಯಿಗಳು
Kashmiri د ساس رۄپے
Konkani दोन हजार रुपया
Malayalam രണ്ടായിരം രൂപ
Marathi दोन हजार रुपये
Nepali दुई हजार रुपियाँ
Odia ଦୁଇ ହଜାର ଟଙ୍କା
Punjabi ਦੋ ਹਜ਼ਾਰ ਰੁਪਏ
Sanskrit द्विसहस्रं रूप्यकाणि
Tamil இரண்டாயிரம் ரூபாய்
Telugu రెండు వేల రూపాయలు
Urdu دو ہزار روپے


The introduction of such high denomination currency has been criticized by some, with former Finance minister of India P. Chidambaram dubbing the move "puzzling".[8] The design of the new note was criticized by former Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma.[9]

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