Agriculture plays a vital role in the overall development Nepalese economy. Growth in this sector is dependent on the availability of timely and adequate finance.

Agricultural credit by Nepalese commercial banks declined in Ashadh 2077 (mid-July 2020) by 3.2% over previous month despite growth in credit by 1.9%. This led to marginal growth in ratio of agricultural loan to total loan.

Agricultural credit of Commercial Banks July 2020. Source: Nepal Rastra Bank
Agricultural credit of Commercial Banks July 2020. Source: Nepal Rastra Bank

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