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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 14, Issue : 1
First page : ( 45) Last page : ( 56)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2018.00004.5

Financial Resources of PACS in Punjab: An Evaluation

Goyal Pallavi1,*, Brar Jaswinder Singh2

1Senior Research Fellow, Department of Economics, Centre for Research in Economic Change, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002

2Professor, Centre for Research in Economic Change, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002

*Corresponding author's email: goyalpallavi88@gmail.com

JELCodes G20, Q14, Q13, R51, P13.

Online published on 23 March, 2018.

Abstract

Cooperatives endowed with strong capital base possess immense potential in the institutionalization of rural finance. The study of PACS, based on secondary data, spanningfrom 2002–03 to 2013–14, for the state of Punjab underscores its inadequacy. Permember and per-society availability of working capital, share capital, own funds and deposits lack prudential mixing. There prevail noticeable inter-district, inter-society, and inter-period variations. Working capital per-society and per-member basis recorded modest real prices growth. The decline in the number of societies along with the rise in the overall level of membership warrants attention. Cooperative rural credit arrangement needs strong policy intervention to meet the growing credit requirements of borrowers.

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Keywords

Deposits, membership, own funds, share capital, working capital.

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