SME Times News Bureau | 12 Oct, 2019
Indian banks' credit growth rate, for
the first time this fiscal, slowed to single digit at 8.8 per cent to Rs 97.71
lakh crore during the fortnight to September 27, according to the Reserve Bank
of India supplementary data. During the same period, deposits climbed 9.4 per
Outstanding loans rose Rs 596.53 trillion ($8.40 billion) from
a fortnight earlier to Rs 97.71 trillion as on September 27.
Non-food credit gained Rs 64.30 billion to Rs 97.11 trillion,
while food credit fell Rs 46.51 billion to Rs 600.85 billion while bank
deposits grew Rs 1.83 trillion to Rs 129.07 rupees in the two weeks ended
Throughout this fiscal so far, credit growth has been in the
low-double-digit. This reflected severe economic crisis arising from both
structural and cyclical issues and a massive fall in consumption demand.