Priority Sector refers to those sectors of the economy which may not get timely and adequate credit in the absence of this special dispensation. Priority Sector Lending is an important role given by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to the banks for providing a specified portion of the bank lending to few specific sectors like agriculture and allied activities, micro and small enterprises, poor people for housing, students for education and other low income groups and weaker sections..
This is essentially meant for an all round development of the economy as opposed to focusing only on the financial sector.
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