publication . Preprint . 2014

Appraisal of Priority Sector Lending by Commercial Banks in India

C Bhujanga Rao;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 2014
This report provides an overview of the performance of priority sector lending by commercial banks in India. The review captures the changing contours of Reserve Bank of India policy on priority sector advances. The paper analyses the trends in priority sector lending for the period 1995-2011, the burden of non-performing assets of commercial bank in priority sector lending and the extent to which priority sector targets are achieved by individual banks. It is observed that the scheduled commercial banks credit to GDP ratio and the priority sector advances to GDP have been increasing over the years. The composition of the priority sector advances in the non-food...
free text keywords: Central Banking, Priority Sector Lending, jel:E5, jel:E58
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