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Constraints in the functioning of primary agricultural cooperative societies in Haryana State, India
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Department of Economics, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, India
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Suninder Singh   

Department of Economics, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, India
Submission date: 2022-08-24
Acceptance date: 2022-09-29
Online publication date: 2022-12-29
Publication date: 2022-12-29
 
Economic and Regional Studies 2022;15(4):509–518
 
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JEL CLASSIFICATION CODES
P13
Q14
P32
 
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Subject and purpose of work: T he s tudy a ims t o identify t he constraints in t he f unctioning of PACS in Haryana, India. Materials and methods: The study was based on primary data collected from nine PACS managers through schedule. The purposive sampling technique was employed for the selection of PACS. The percentage was used for data analysis. The data were collected in the second quarter of 2022. Results: The study found that 100 % of PACS managers regarded lack of adequate funds, a low level of deposits, and increased day-to-day government intervention as constraints in the functioning of PACS. Subsequently, the respondents mentioned inability to mobilise resources (77.77%), lack of managerial skills (77.77%), lack of trained staff (55.55%), improper channel of recovery system (44.44%), untimely repayment and poor recovery percentage of the loan (44.44%), political interference (33.33%), difficulties due to low educational level of borrowers (22.22%), and uncooperative attitude of borrowers (11.11%). Conclusions: Main constraints in the functioning of PACS are lack of adequate funds, a low level of deposits, increased day-to-day government intervention, inability to mobilise resources, and lack of managerial skills.
 
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