TABLE 3.7
                    Sectoral Deployment of Gross Bank Credit
	                         Variations during1
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	                                                            April-September	                         April-September
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On the last reporting Friday	                1994-95  1995-96   1995-96   1996-97	  1994-95   1995-96   1995-96    1996-97      
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						                 (Rs.crore)				    (Per cent)
I.	Gross bank credit	                  40128   34712      7594     -3865	    25.6      17.6	 3.9	   -1.7
1.	Public food procurement                    1368   -2484       331     -1355	    12.5     -20.2	 2.7	  -13.8
 2.	Gross non-food credit	                  38760	  37196	     7263     -2510	    26.6      20.1	 3.9	   -1.1
	(a+b+c+d)
	a)	Priority sector (i+ii+iii)	  10281	   9230	     2143	697	    19.1      14.4	 3.3	    0.9
		i)	Agriculture	           2775	   3102	      905	849	    13.1      12.9	 3.8	    3.1
		ii)	Small scale industry	   5021	   4246	      506     -1010	    22.2      15.4	 2.0	   -3.2
		iii)	Other priority sectors	   2485	   1882	      678	858	    24.7      15.0	 5.4	    5.9
	b)	Medium and large industries	  16807	  18436	     3952     -1626	    29.0      24.7	 5.3	   -1.7
	c)	Wholesale trade (excluding	
		food procurement)	           2419	   2244	      568     -1328	    33.0      23.0	 5.8	  -11.1
	d)	Other sectors	                   9253	   7286	      600      -253	    34.4      20.2	 1.7	   -0.6
II.	Export credit 2	                           7965	   4641	      570     -4022	    46.6      18.5	 2.3	  -13.5
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	1	All figures after 1995-96 are provisional.
	2	Also included in non-food credit.
Note :	Data relate to 47 scheduled commercial banks which  account for 90-95 per cent of the banks credit of all scheduled 
        commercial banks. Gross bank credit data included bills rediscounted with RBI,IDBI, Exim Bank and other approved 
        financial institutions.	

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