Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) in India
Edited by: Meenu Agrawal
In India, Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) were started in 1975 to cater to the needs of the rural economy. Operating mainly at the district level, these RRBs pay particular attention to the credit requirements of small farmers, artisans, and agricultural workers. The capital of RRBs comes from contributions by India's central government, concerned state governments, and sponsor banks at a ratio of 50:15:35. This book contains 18 papers by scholars in the field of rural institutional finance. The papers examine almost every aspect of the functioning of India's RRBs, including geographical coverage, clientele outreach, business volume, and the development of the rural economy.
Publication Date: 9/30/2009