This subject provides an introduction to key financial institutions, including the Reserve Bank Of India (RBI), National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank. It explores the roles and functions of these institutions in shaping financial landscapes, particularly in the context of India. The subject then delves into the meaning and offers a concise historical overview of agricultural cooperation, examining its objectives, principles, and the significant role it plays in fostering sustainable agricultural practices, rural development, and the overall well-being of farming communities.
The subject also covers the preparation and analysis of financial statements, with a focus on essential components such as balance sheets and income statements. Additionally, it explores the role of bank norms and the loan process in financial decision-making, as well as the concept of the time value of money and its impact on financial statement analysis and strategic financial planning.
Moving on to crop insurance, the subject outlines the concept's meaning and importance, highlighting key features and acknowledging inherent limitations. A specific emphasis is placed on the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, examining its structure and contributions to mitigating risks in the agricultural sector.
Finally, the subject presents a case study of Amul, a renowned dairy cooperative, offering a detailed examination of its financial strategies, management practices, and transformative role in the Indian dairy industry. This provides valuable insights into successful cooperative models and sustainable business practices.
01. Introduction to Agricultural Credit, 2. Definition of Agricultural Finance: Nature, Scope, Meaning- Micro and Macro, 3. Sources of Finance: Financing a New Business.