ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Farm Labour and Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Development

 depth study of some of the innovations of SBI and for appointment of an expert group on IRDP for going into all the pros and cons of the issues are welcome. Some suggestions made regarding the role of the lead bank officers/development officers need to be viewed from two angles. The suggestion of the committee regarding the role of lead bank officer/lead district officer in making on-the-spot studies for proper implementation of the financing schemes needs to be appreciated. However, as regards appointing more such officers, this has to be done in a more systematic way. We have a tendency to prescribe a uniform pattern for most of our institutions. It would be worthwhile first to make effective use of the services of the existing lead bank officer/lead district officer before more such officers are appointed.

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