Banking and Development: Observations in Reforms’ Era
B. Prasanna Kumar
Department of Economics, Davangere University P. G. Centre.
December 1, 2010
Centre for Multi-disciplinary Development Research, Monograph Series No. 62
In the context of wide regional disparities emerging in the process of development, the banks have an additional responsibility in India. That responsibility is to enter the under developed regions and to mobilize and channelize resources into local economic activities such that local development is promoted. In this context and using simple descriptive statistics method, this study analyzes the regional disparities in the background and existence of the role of ‘social banking’. The study observes that the regional disparity in terms of per capita net district domestic product exists in spite of the increasing credit distributions to all areas. Surprisingly, this happens even with the consideration of usual socio-economic factors. Therefore, it feels that the future research may explore more on the ‘social banking’ addressing regional disparities issues.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: Regional disparities, Social banking, Local development
JEL Classification: G20, G21, E50, E51, E52, E58, E59, O10, R10, R11, R58, A10, A11
Date posted: January 26, 2011 ; Last revised: February 2, 2011