Bank Credit Rose to Rs 69 Lakh Crore by 2014-15, Says RBI Data
Bank credit in India has grown exponentially in the past 25 years with total outstanding credit rising to Rs 68,78,500 crore from Rs 1,04,300 crore between 1990 and 2015, according to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) latest state-wise credit data.
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Mumbai: Bank credit in India has grown exponentially in the past 25 years with total outstanding credit rising to Rs 68,78,500 crore from Rs 1,04,300 crore between 1990 and 2015, according to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) latest state-wise credit data.
The country's western and southern regions accounted for 60.6 percent -- that is Rs 41,70,600 crore -- of the total credit at the end of fiscal 2014-15, as per the second edition of RBI's "Handbook of Statistics on States 2016".
The highest credit concentration was in the western region, with over a third of the total outstanding credit at Rs 23,39,900 crore at the end of March 2015, RBI said.
This was followed by the southern region with outstanding advances of Rs 18,30,700 crore as on end-March 2015. The northern region came next with outstanding loans of Rs 15,86,800 crore.
Outstanding loans to the central and the eastern regions were much lower at Rs 5,50,200 crore and Rs 5,17,300 crore, respectively, while loans to the northeastern states were lowest at Rs 53,600 crore.
While the southern states had a higher credit outstanding in the 1989-90 fiscal at Rs 29,600 crore, the western states had a lower outstanding of Rs 29,000 crore at the start of this survey period.
In the western region, Maharashtra received the highest amount of loans at Rs 19,77,300 crore as of 2014-15, as compared to Rs 6,33,800 crore in 1989-90.
Banks loan outstanding to Gujarat rose to Rs 3,47,100 crore in 2014-15, from Rs 76,400 crore in 1989-90.
Outstanding loans to Punjab and Rajasthan were at Rs 1,96,600 crore and Rs 2,03,000 crore, respectively, as at end-March 2015.
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