An Empirical Study to Determine the Role of Credit in the Betterment of the Farmers’ Life: A Study with Special Reference to Cachar District of Assam

An Empirical Study to Determine the Role of Credit in the Betterment of the Farmers’ Life: A Study with Special Reference to Cachar District of Assam

ABSTRACT

The study focuses on the significance of agricultural credit that can bring change in the life of farmers and rural people. The rural sector is mostly neglected and lacks adequate finance that’s needed to back the sector. However, there are certain financial institutions that work for the welfare of the sector and lend credit facilities to farmers and associated people, for their wellbeing. The current study majorly recognizes the impact and benefits of these credit facilities in improving the situation of farmers at several unnoticed places, including Cachar district. The present study is exploratory in nature. It has explored the role of credit in farmer’s life. The data was collected through a structured questionnaire from 283farmers of Cachar district. The statistical tools applied for the study were “Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA)”, and “Multiple regression analysis.” The factors identified were Economic Development, Agro Development and Family and Social Development. It was found that there is a significant role of credit in the development of all the three factors.

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