Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released a new series of coins, friendly to the visually impaired. The coins are in the denomination of Rs. 1, Rs. 2, Rs. 5, Rs. 10 and Rs.20.
PM Modi released the coins at a function at his home in New Delhi. Blind children were invited to the event.
He said the “new circulation coins” with various differentiating features will help the visually impaired, adding his government was sensitive to make every initiative “Divyang friendly”.
The size and weight of the coins increases from lower to higher denominations. The newly included coin of Rs. 20 is 12-sided. The rest of the coins are round in shape.