Regional Rural Bank: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

RBI proposes setting up of web portal for quick Agri Loans

The report of the RBI Internal Working Group to Review Agricultural Credit has recommended the Indian Banks’ Association to introduce a web portal on the lines of PSB Loans in 59 Minutes to allow quicker credit access for the agriculture sector. The RBI had announced the setting up of committee in February to review the ..

Union Government amalgamates Punjab Gramin Bank, Malwa Gramin Bank and Sutlej Gramin Bank into a single RRB

The Government of India (GoI) has amalgamated three Regional Rural Banks (RRB) — Punjab Gramin Bank, Malwa Gramin Bank and Sutlej Gramin Bank — into a single RRB with effect from January 1. The sponsor banks of the RRBs are National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), the Government of Punjab and Punjab National ..

Prompt Corrective Action framework developed by NABARD for RRBs

The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has come out with a ‘Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Framework’ framework for regional rural banks (RRBs). This is similar to the one unveiled by RBI for schedule commercial banks. This framework is aimed at enabling RRBs that fail to meet prudential requirements relating to capital adequacy, ..

NABARD to disburse Rs. 21,000 to farmers via cooperative banks

The union government has allowed National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to disburse Rs 21,000 crore to cash-starved farmers ahead of the sowing season to sow rabi crops like Wheat. NABARD will disburse the money to District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) which will pass it on to the farm cooperatives for meeting crop loan ..

Regional Rural Banks

The nationalization of the banks in 1969 boosted the confidence of the public in the Banking system of the country. However, in the early 1970s, there was a feeling that even after nationalization, there were cultural issues which made it difficult for commercial banks, even under government ownership, to lend to farmers. This issue was ..

Union Cabinet’s approval to interest subsidy for farmer loans

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to continue interest subsidy to Public Sector Banks (PSBs), Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), Cooperatives Banks and NABARD allowing them to grant short-term crop loans of up to Rs 3 lakhs to farmers at 7% p.a. during the year 2012-13. A surplus interest subsidy of 3% p.a. will also ..

RRBs can launch branches in Tier-II cities without RBI permission

The RBI has allowed Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) to open branches in Tier-II cities without asking for permit.  As per a notification by RBI, RRBs would be allowed to launch branches in Tier-II cities with a population of 50,000 to 99,999 as per 2001 census with certain conditions. The decision has been taken to increase ..

Farmers to avail loans directly from commercial banks

Farmers in Maharashtra who are yet to obtain loans from cooperative banks can now expect them from commercial banks. The state govt will soon take measures to assist Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) utilize the infrastructure of primary agriculture cooperative societies, which would distribute crop loans from commercial banks.To ensure availability of crop loans from commercial ..