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Asian Journal of Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 1117) Last page : ( 1122)
Print ISSN : 0976-495X. Online ISSN : 2321-5763.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5763.2018.00178.6

A Study on Financial Inclusion in Indian Regional Rural Banks

Kharuri Zahid Hassan1,*, Dr. Manjunatha T.2

1Research Scholar, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum-590 018, Karnataka, India

2Professor and Head, Dept. of M B A, Visvesvaraya Technological University, B D T College of Engineering, Davangere-577 004, Karnataka, India. tmmanju87@gmail.com

*Corresponding Author E-mail: zkharuri@gmail.com

Online published on 30 January, 2019.

Abstract

Financial inclusion is the delivery of financial services at affordable costs to vast sections of disadvantaged and low income groups. The lower income category has been living under the constant shadow of financial duress mainly because of the absence of savings. Presence of banking services and products aims to provide a critical tool to inculcate the habit to save. The issue of financial inclusion is emerging as the new paradigm of economic growth. Access to a bank account is a first step toward broader financial inclusion since it allows people to save, send money and receive payments. This paper is mainly aimed to study the financial inclusion and progress of Regional Rural Bank's in India. Further the paper aims to focus on different variables of progress like banking outlets in villages, branchless mode, Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account, Kisan Credit Card, General Credit Card, Information and Communication Technology etc. This paper attempted to study progress report and analysis of different variables from 2013 to 2017. It also attempted to study absolute change in terms of increase/decrease in number of accounts, issue of Kisan Credit Card, General Credit Card from previous year to current year. The outcomes of the paper revealed that different variable have shown positive progress under financial inclusion.

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Keywords

Branchless mode, economic growth, financial inclusion, financial duress, General Credit Card, Kisan Credit Card.

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