Evaluating Kissan Credit Card Scheme in Punjab (India)

Evaluating Kissan Credit Card Scheme in Punjab (India)

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Lack of institutional credit has remained a major constraint in the development of agriculture sector, despite the significant strides achieved in terms of spread, network and outreach of rural institutional financial institutions since independence. Therefore, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced Kissan Credit Card Scheme in 1998-99, as a step towards facilitating the access to short-term credit by the borrowers from formal financial institutions. The basic objective was improving the rural credit delivery system as well as simplification of the procedures of farm credit. The growth in distribution of KCC's has been phenomenal i.e. 44 per cent per annum and around 84.6 million KCC's have been issued up to the end of 2008-09, by the banks throughout the country. Hence, evaluating the performance this scheme becomes important as it has number of beneficiaries and considerable financial outlay. Moreover, evaluation will also help in improving the efficiecy of this scheme and help in acheiving the objective of providing credit to needy farmers, possible.Lack of institutional credit has remained a major constraint in the development of agriculture sector, despite the significant strides achieved in terms of spread, network and outreach of rural institutional financial institutions since ...


Title:Evaluating Kissan Credit Card Scheme in Punjab (India)
Author:Lavleen Kaur, Narinder Deep Singh
Publisher:LAP Lambert Academic Publishing - 2012-08
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