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Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) in India

  • ID: 1269600
  • Book
  • September 2009
  • Region: India
  • 270 pages
  • New Century Publications
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Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) were started in 1975 to cater to the needs of rural economy of India. They pay particular attention to the credit requirements of small farmers, artisans and agricultural workers. They operate mainly at the district level.

RRBs have a special place in the multi-agency approach adopted to provide agricultural and rural credit in India. The capital of RRBs is contributed by the Central Government, concerned State Government and a sponsor bank in the ratio 50:15:35.

This book contains 18 papers contributed by scholars in the field of rural institutional finance. The papers examine almost every aspect of the functioning of RRBs including geographical coverage, clientele outreach, business volume and contribution to the development of the rural economy.

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About the Book
Editor’s Profile
Introduction by the Editor
Contributors and Their Affiliations

1. Regional Rural Banks as Catalyst of Rural Development in India
Babita Agrawal and Harender Kumar

2. Role of RRBs in Rural Development
Birendra Kumar Jha

3. Role of RRBs in the Economic Uplift of Rural Poor
Meenu Agrawal and Dipti Tomar

4. Nature and Extent of Regional Rural Banks in India
Manju Awasthi

5. Establishment of Regional Rural Banks in India
R.C. Agrawal and Meenu Agrawal

6. Role of Government in the Revival of Regional Rural Banks
Dimpal Vij

7. Economic and Social Impact of Regional Rural Banks
Prabha Singh, Arun Kumar Singh and Amit Kumar Verma

8. Rural Face of India

9. Role of RRBs in the Uplift of Weaker Sections
Rupesh Tyagi and Aditi Tyagi

10. Merger and Amalgamation of Regional Rural Banks
P.A. Steeven Raj

11. Role of RRBs in Economic and Rural Development
Meenu Agrawal, Bhawana and Suman Lata

12. Financial Inclusion through RRBs
Hemlata and Poonam Singh

13. Regional Rural Banks and Inclusive Growth
Meenakshi Madan

14. Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture in India
Hari Mohan Mittal

15. Success Stories of Self-help Groups (SHGs)
A.K. Loomba

16. Role of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) in the Rural Financial Sector
Sandeep Shandilya, Sidharth Jain and Anil Kumar Sharma

17. Role of RRBs in Agriculture Finance in Orissa
Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra

18. Role of Regional Rural Banks in the Development of SHGs in Bihar
Ram Pukar Paswan and Baysdeo Singh

Edited Extracts from the Report of the Working Group on Technology Upgradation of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs): Reserve Bank of India, August 2008

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