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  1. Practical 03 An overview, Rural Lending Programmes of Commercial Banks,
  2. Rural Credit Agriculture is the primary source of income of individuals residing in the rural regions across India. Every year, farmers and peasants need to invest a considerable amount of funds to ensure a healthy harvest. Thus, they often resort to borrowing money from moneylenders and financial institutions to fulfill their basic needs before harvest season arrives, and they can earn money by selling their crops. Thus, any loan taken for agricultural purposes or small home businesses across the rural areas in India is known as a Rural Credit.
  3. Importance of Rural Credit in India Rural Credit is Necessary for the Following Reasons – 1.The gestation period in agriculture is significant, which means that the period from sowing the crop to selling the produce is vast. Therefore, Rural Credit helps farmers with their livelihood until the crops are ready for sale in the market. 2.The credit can help farmers acquire seeds, tools, fertilizers, and more, which are essential parts of their trade. 3.Another valid reason for availing of Rural Credit is to mitigate personal expenses, such as marriage, religious functions, death, and more. Additionally, such financial assistance can also aid in repaying outstanding debts.
  4. A commercial bank is an entity whose economic activity is financial intermediation. In other words, it takes deposits from the public and directs those resources to grant credits to obtain a profit. These banks can generate profits from the interest rate they charge for the financing granted. Thus, they not only recover the borrowed money but also obtain additional income. Commercial banks are usually involved in the opening and maintenance of savings accounts or current accounts. Through these products, customers make deposits to keep their money safe and achieve a small return.
  5. Importance of Commercial Banks Commercial banks are vital to a nation’s economy. 1.They offer essential banking services to end users and help create market capital and liquidity by taking consumers’ funds and lending them to others. 2.Commercial banks play a role in credit creation, which increases production, employment, and consumer spending, thereby boosting the economy. 3. These banks are heavily regulated by the central bank of that country, the RBI, in India. For example, central banks impose reserve requirements on commercial banks, which means that the commercial banks would need to hold a certain percentage of their consumer deposits at the central bank in case of a rush to withdraw funds from the general public. These entities help markets thrive and, if their influence is used well, can positively foster development so that more people can access essential services and consumer goods.
  6. Types of Commercial Banks Commercial banks are classified into two categories, i.e., scheduled commercial banks and non-scheduled commercial banks. Furthermore, scheduled commercial banks are classified into three types: 1.Private Banks When individuals own more than 51% of the share capital, that banking company is private. However, these banks are companies on the stock market on a recognized stock exchange. the private banks in India are Axis Bank, Bandhan Bank,City Union Bank,DCB Bank,Dhanlaxmi Bank,Federal Bank, HDFC Bank,ICICI Bank,IDBI Bank,IDFC Bank,IndusInd Bank,Jammu and Kashmir Bank,Karnataka Bank,Karur Vysya Bank,Kotak Mahindra Bank,Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Nainital Bank,RBL Bank,South Indian Bank,tamilnad Mercantile Bank and YES Bank. 2.Public Banks When the Government owns more than 51% of the share capital of a listed banking company, that bank is called a public sector bank. SBI is the largest public sector bank in India and is ranked among the top 50 banks in the world. Listed below are the public banks in India. Bank of Baroda, Bank of India,Bank of Maharashtra,Canara Bank Central Bank of India,Indian Bank,ndian Overseas Bank,Punjab & Sind Bank Punjab National Bank,State Bank of India,UCO Bank,nion Bank of India
  7. Foreign Banks-part of private sector banks Banks established in foreign countries and branches in the home country are called foreign banks. Some of the top foreign banks operating in India are – American Express Banking Corporation, Bank of America Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas, Citibank, DBS Bank India Limited, Deutsche Bank HSBC Bank,J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland and United Overseas Bank Ltd Regional Rural Banks Regional Rural Banks usually operate at regional levels in different states of India and they provide credit to weaker sections of the society like agricultural laborers, marginal farmers, and small enterprises.
  8. Regional Rural Banks Regional Rural Banks usually operate at regional levels in different states of India and they provide credit to weaker sections of the society like agricultural laborers, marginal farmers, and small enterprises. The Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) were established in 1975 under the provisions of the Ordinance promulgated on 26th September 1975 and Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976. RRBs are financial institutions which ensure adequate credit for agriculture and other rural sectors. The RRBs combine the characteristics of a cooperative in terms of the familiarity of the rural problems and a commercial bank in terms of its professionalism and ability to mobilise financial resources. After the reforms in the 1990s, the government in 2005-06 initiated a consolidation program that resulted in the number of RRBs declining from 196 in 2005 to 43 in FY21, and 30 of the 43 RRBs reported net profits.
  9. Functions of RRB’s: The basic functions of a bank can be summarized as follows: To provide safety to the savings of customers To create credit and increase the supply of money To encourage public confidence in the financial system To mobilize the savings of public To increase its network so as to reach every segment of the society To provide financial services to all customers irrespective of their level of income To bring in social equity by providing financial services to every stratum of society. What are the Issues Related to RRBs? 1.Rising Cost: The rising cost of operations of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) as compared to scheduled commercial banks. The government wants them to work towards increasing their earnings. 2.Limited Activities: Due to the fact that many of these branches don't have enough business, they are incurring losses. In rural areas, they mainly offer government schemes like Direct Benefit ransfer. 3.Low Internet Banking: At present only 19 RRBs have internet banking facilities and lower percent of having mobile banking licenses. 4.Existing regulations allow only those RRBs to offer internet banking which maintains minimum statutory capital to risk-weighted assets ratio (CRAR) of more than 10%.
  10. Functions of Commercial Banks 1. Mobilize savings for capital creation Commercial banks help mobilize savings through a banking network. People in developing economies have low incomes, but banks can induce them to save by introducing a variety of deposit schemes to suit individual needs. Banks also mobilize the savings of the wealthy few. By mobilizing these people’s savings, banks can channel them to carry out productive and investment activities. Therefore, commercial banks are crucial to help capital formation in a developing country, creating jobs and markets, and boosting capitalism. 2. Finance the industry Commercial banks finance the industrial sector in multiple ways. They provide short-term, medium-term, and long-term loans and three-year or even multi-year loans to help the industry, which is very rudimentary, particularly in the case of some developing nations, and help them grow and flourish. Commercial banks provide manufacturing activities and entrepreneurs with the confidence they need to grow their businesses on a large scale. In the same way, commercial banks can finance the actions and ventures of large companies that go public.
  11. 3. Finance trade Commercial banks help in the financing of both internal and external trade. Banks provide loans to retailers and superstores to store the goods they trade. They also help the movement of goods from one place to another by providing all kinds of facilities such as discounts and accepting letters or promissory notes to provide resources. However, they finance exports and imports of developing countries by providing currency exchange facilities to exporters and importers of goods. 4. Finance agriculture Commercial banks help finance the agricultural sector in developing countries in multiple ways. They provide loans to traders in agricultural commodities. They also open a network of branches in rural areas by providing agricultural credit. Commercial banks provide direct financing to farmers for the commercialization of their products, modernization, and technification of their farms, by providing irrigation technologies, resources for land development, etc. These banks also provide financial assistance for industrial-scale animal husbandry, cattle raising, sheep farming, chicken farming, fish farming, and horticulture. In some cases, small farmers are also reached by microcredit tools from commercial institutions or microfinance institutions. Commercial banks, in theory, are prepared to provide financial assistance for all economic activities in rural areas.
  12. 5. Financing of consumer goods In developing countries, commercial banks help buyers to invest in durable consumer goods like home appliances, cars, etc. These banks can give consumers credit to buy movable and immovable goods. They also help people improve their living standards by providing them with the necessary resources. 6. Finance activities that generate employment Commercial banks help finance employment-generating activities in developing and developed countries in multiple ways. They provide loans for young people to pursue higher education in engineering, medicine, and other high-skilled vocational pursuits. They also grant credits for young entrepreneurs, engineering and medical students, and others seeking technical training to establish their businesses. All commercial banks provide such credit facilities. Thus, help form human capital for start-ups and foreign companies that establish themselves in a country. Still, they also help finance entrepreneurial activities and new talents, brands, inventions, etc.
  13. 7. Help the government and central banks in monetary policy Commercial banks help the economic development of a country by faithfully following the central bank’s monetary policy. Central banks depend on commercial banks to successfully implement monetary policy by following their dictates to drive the development of the economy. These banks contribute so much to the growth of economies by granting loans for agriculture, for industry, helping the formation of physical and human capital, and by following the monetary policy of the monetary authorities of a country.
  14. Table 01: Agency-wise ground level credit (agriculture) targets for FY2022 (` lakh crore) Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, trends in GLC disbursement show that overall expected GLC achievement will exceed the target fixed for the year (Table 01).
  15. Policies and Performance of Commercial Banks i) Branch Expansion The branch expansion policy for 1982-83 aimed at achieving a coverage of one bank office, on an average, for a population of 17000 in the rural and semi-urban areas (as per 1981 census) in each block and also to eliminate spatial gaps in the availability of banking facilities so that a rural branch was available within a distance of 10 km and would serve an area of about 200 square kilometres. The population norm has been relaxed from March 31, 1990 to 10,000 with regard to tribal / hilly areas and sparsely populated regions. Bangalore-based Canara Bank set up 723 branches in 2013, while State Bank of India, the largest lender, opened 627. Among private lenders, ICICI opened the highest number, 587. The majority of branches were opened in non-metropolitan locations, as lenders focused on expanding the reach in unbanked and under-banked regions. HDFC Bank, the second largest private lender, opened 333 of its 339 new branches in rural and semi-urban centres. About 80 per cent of Canara Bank's new branches were outside metro and urban locations.
  16. ii) Sectoral allocation Lending to Priority Sector At a meeting of the National Credit Council held in July 1968, it was emphasized that commercial banks should increase their involvement in the financing of priority sectors, viz., agriculture and small-scale industries. The description of the priority sectors was later formalized in 1972 on the basis of the report submitted by the Informal Study Group on Statistics relating to advances to the Priority Sectors constituted by the Reserve Bank in May 1971. On the basis of this report, the Reserve Bank prescribed a modified return for reporting priority sector advances and certain guidelines were issued in this connection indicating the scope of the items to be included under the various categories of priority sector. Although initially there was no specific target fixed in respect of priority sector lending, in November 1974 the banks were advised to raise the share of these sectors in their aggregate advances to the level of 33 1/3 per cent by March 1979.