Articles By Sunil Mitra Kumar
Does caste influence access to agricultural loans in rural India?
Posted On: 03 Jun 2013

Tags:   credit

Increasing access to agricultural credit in rural India is a major policy priority. This column examines whether farmers’ access to formal agricultural loans depends on their caste. It is found that while commercial banks do not discriminate against lower caste farmers in lending, cooperative banks do as they are prone to interest-group capture at the local level.
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