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

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Rural Financial Intermediation and Commercial Banks

This paper broadly reviews the major trends in rural financial intermediation in India by public sector commercial banks in the post-nationalisation period. It then examines their role in the newly emerging institutional forms with a thrust on micro finance services. A healthy rural financial sector must be developed to meet the needs of agriculture, infrastructure, the rural poor such as agricultural labourers, artisans and self-employed persons.

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