ISBN 9788171568406,Co-Operative Agricultural And Rural Development Banks

Co-Operative Agricultural And Rural Development Banks


Jaya S. Anand


Atlantic Publisher



Atlantic Publisher

Publication Year 1999

ISBN 9788171568406

ISBN-10 8171568408


Number of Pages 152 Pages
Language (English)

Rural Development

Over nearly four decades of their chequered history, Co-operative Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) Banks have been able to emerge as an outstanding Co-operative institution, catering exclusively to the investment credit needs of the rural areas. The Kerala CARD Bank is considered to be the best among the developing Banks based on its outstanding performance in terms of many indicators like the quantum of advances made, reserves, profit, small farmer coverage etc. It has diversified its activities so as to cover and assist rural artisans, small scale industrialists and has also launched the financing of rural housing. The study examines the role of the Bank in meeting the long term credit requirements of the rural masses in the State. It has also examined the impact of lending, and the utilisation and recovery pattern of loan advanced. The study makes a brilliant exposition of all these issues and highlights the real problem prevailing at the beneficiary level. The author has used various statistical tools to make the study scientific and accurate. This book should be of vital importance to policy makers and researchers.