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A man shows the new 500 Indian rupee banknotes after withdrawing them from an ATM in Guwahati, November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika/Files

RBI pumped in 9.2 trillion rupees of new notes: source

The Reserve Bank of India has injected 9.2 trillion rupees ($135.21 billion) worth of new currency notes into the banking system to help replace the notes banned in November, a parliamentary panel member quoted RBI Governor Urjit Patel as saying on Wednesday.

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