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Currency Chests / Repositories and Small Coin Depots in India (1974-2015)

What is a currency chest?

To facilitate the distribution of banknotes and rupee coins, the Reserve Bank has authorised select branches of scheduled banks to establish currency chests. These are actually storehouses where banknotes and rupee coins are stocked on behalf of the Reserve Bank. The currency chest branches are expected to distribute banknotes and rupee coins to other bank branches in their area of operation.

What is a small coin depot?

Some bank branches are authorised to establish Small Coin Depots to stock small coins i.e. coins below Rupee one. The Small Coin Depots also distribute small coins to other bank branches in their area of operation.

Total Number of Bank Branches - Currency Chests / Repositories and Small Coin Depots in India


Year
Currency Chests
Repositories
Small Coin Depots/Sub-depots
2015
4102
-
3783
2014
4138
-
3813
2013
4209
-
3966
2012
4211
-
4008
2011
4241
-
4038
2010
4247
-
4017
2009
4300
-
4078
2008
4299
-
4060
2007
4291
2
4033
2006
4363
7
4050
2005
4426
13
4048
2004
4451
44
4039
2003
4454
193
3910
2002-03  
4486
244
3832
2001-02  
4422
204
3758
2000-01  
4386
262
3708
1999-00  
4242
442
3616
1998-99  
4181
494
3552
1997-98  
4157
502
3528
1996-97  
4128
503
3454
1995-96  
4101
504
3394
1994-95  
4099
502
3304
1993-94  
4059
500
3262
1992-93  
3976
493
3177
1991-92  
3902
492
3098
1990-91  
3864
505
2917
1989-90  
3791
494
2858
1988-89  
3730
489
2792
1987-88  
3677
483
2739
1986-87  
3636
489
2610
1985-86  
3506
487
2089
1984-85  
3276
470
1746
1983-84  
3813
599
1722
1982-83  
3696
590
1664
1981-82  
3445
505
1605
1980-81  
3318
484
1563
1979-80  
3205
458
1530
1978-79  
3026
397
1517
1977-78  
2866
-
1477
1976-77  
2573
-
1428
1975-76  
2433
249
1374
1974-75  
2253
145
1344

Notes:
1) Data on repositories for the year 1978-79 includes figures for two repositories of nationalised banks, one each at Tamil Nadu and Delhi 1978-79.
2) Position for 2002-03 as on June 30, 2003.
3) For the year 2003 onwards position are as on end-December.
4) Address of these bank branches can be found here - https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/currencychestlink.aspx

Source: RBI
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