April 18, 2018 12:51 IST

Currency shortage: ATMs run dry in several states

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An ATM that ran out of service amid reports of a cash crunch and empty ATMs, in Bhopal on April 17, 2018. Currency shortage was reported in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh in the past few weeks. There were also complaints of shortage in parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Bihar. Credit: IANS
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A girl waiting to withdraw money looks at an ATM machine that ran out of cash, in Ranchi on April 17, 2018. Currency shortage was reported in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh in the past few weeks. There were also complaints of shortage in parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Bihar. According to the Reserve Bank of India data, currency in circulation as on April 6 was Rs 18.17 lakh crore. Credit: IANS
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People seen outside a bank, in Hyderabad on April 17, 2018. State Finance Minister Jayant Malaya admitted to currency shortage but maintained that black marketing of Rs 2,000 notes could not be ruled out. Credit: IANS
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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said in Delhi that "there is more than adequate currency in circulation", though "unusual demand" had led to cash shortage in some areas. Credit: IANS