What will RBI do with the old Rs 500, 1,000 notes

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New Delhi, Nov 10: With the Rs 500 nand 1,000 notes no longer legal tender, it would be interesting to find out what happens to the old notes.

From today onwards the banks have started exchanging currency and it has been a hectic day so far. What happens to the Rs 500 and 1,000 notes? All the notes will be destroyed to such an extent that it can never be reconstructed.

What will RBI do with the old notes

Once the RBI receives the truck loads of notes from banks across the country, it would be shredded.

Read more: Rs 500, 2,000 - All you need to know about the new high security note

Then the notes would pass through a humidifier to convert them into briquettes. Later it would be given to contractors. It would be then used by the contractor for land filling.

The RBI would however not undertake this exercise in one go. The process will undertaken several times as and when the notes from the banks across the country reach the RBI. In March 2016, there were 15,707 million Rs 500 notes and 6,326 million Rs 1,000 notes.

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