MP farmers get genuine Rs 2000 notes without Gandhi image

Farmers from a village in Madhya Pradesh�s Sheopur district have received newly printed Rs 2000 notes without the image of Mahatma Gandhi from a State Bank of India branch

MP farmers get genuine Rs 2000 notes without Gandhi image

Farmers from a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district have received newly printed Rs 2000 notes without the image of Mahatma Gandhi from a State Bank of India branch. What is more amusing is when farmers approached bank officials, they took back the notes and said they were "genuine".

Bank officials assured farmers that the notes are good but a possible printing mistake removed the embossed picture Mahatma Gandhi.


Some farmers in Badodha tehsil withdrew money from the local State Bank of India branch on Tuesday to discover that some Rs 2000 banknotes don’t have Mahatma Gandhi’s image.

Banking and police sources said that many such defective, yet genuine, currency notes were in circulation in the region.

Shrawanlal Meena, manager of Shivpuri Road branch, elaborated: "The space meant for the picture is blank. We have taken the notes back."

This is not the first time that defective "genuine" bank notes have been printed in the country. Earlier, the government Security Paper Mill in Hoshangabad printed about 80,000 pieces of Rs 500 notes and 10,000 pieces of Rs 1,000 notes with security threads missing.

The magnetic security thread with inscriptions 'Bharat' and 'RBI' is one of the most distinguishing features of an Indian currency note, a safeguard against counterfeiting.