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Trends and composition of institutional credit to the agriculture sector during the post-reform period


  • zia, Jiyaur Rahman
  • zeba, Dr. Zeba Sheereen


This paper attempts to analyse the changes in trends and composition of multi-agency network (Co-operatives, SCBs, and RRBs) in issuance of credit to agriculture sector during the post-reform period by using time series data from 1975 to 2005. The analysis reveals that the trends of direct (short and long-term) and indirect institutional credit to agriculture sector has increased significantly during the post-reform period. As far as the composition is concerned, the share of SCBs as percentage of total direct institutional credit has increased significantly whereas the co-operatives share has decreased. The regional rural banks contribution has been almost constant. We have also tried to find out the distribution of indirect finance through Scheduled Commercial Banks.

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  • zia, Jiyaur Rahman & zeba, Dr. Zeba Sheereen, 2009. "Trends and composition of institutional credit to the agriculture sector during the post-reform period," MPRA Paper 24250, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:24250

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    Credit; Agriculture; Post-reform period; banks; India;

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    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • Q14 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Finance
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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