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19. 

If the cash reserve ratio is lowered by the RBI, its impact on credit creation will be to

[A]. increase it
[B]. decrease it
[C]. no impact
[D]. None of the above

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

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Subramaniyan said: (Nov 2, 2010)  
The Cash Reserve means, RBI informs the banks to maintain particular cash as reserve. So if the reserve ratio is lower then the bank can utilize those cash for credit purpose.

Sushil said: (Jan 21, 2011)  
Thanks for explantion.

Sukhdev said: (Apr 6, 2011)  
Nice explanation.

Snigdha Mukherjee said: (May 12, 2011)  
Every bank is obliged to keep a certain proportion of its total deposits with the RBI. This ratio is termed as CRR which is decided by the RBI itself. So if it lowers the CRR then the amount of money left with the banks will increase and thus the banks will be able to increase its lending operations thus. The amont of credit creation increases.

Harsha said: (Jun 13, 2011)  
Because as RBI lowers CRR bank will get more money to spend and they can keep less money as reserved cash with RBI. So credit creation increaes.

Mahesh said: (Jun 18, 2011)  
What is the difference between CRR and SLR ?

Shankar said: (Jul 25, 2011)  
Nice explanation. By Harsha. Thank you.

Vikash said: (Aug 26, 2011)  
Thanks vikash.

Neyaz Ahmed said: (Sep 25, 2011)  
CRR means Cash Reserve Ratio. Banks in India are required to hold a certain proportion of their deposits in the form of cash. However, actually Banks don't hold these as cash with themselves, but deposit such case with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) / currency chests, which is considered as equivlanet to holding cash with RBI While SLR stands for Statutory Liquidity Ratio. This term is used by bankers and indicates the minimum percentage of deposits that the bank has to maintain in form of gold, cash or other approved securities. Thus, we can say that it is ratio of cash and some other approved securities to liabilities (deposits) It regulates the credit growth in India.

CRR rate is 6.00%(w.e.f.24-4-2010)
SLR is 24.00% (w.e.f. 18-12-2010)

Sneha said: (Jan 19, 2012)  
CRR means, Banks has to keep a certain percentage (currrently 6%) of their total deposits with RBI. If CRR decreases Banks may have more liquidity so they can give more credit and hence the credit will be created.

Laxman said: (May 9, 2012)  
Mr. Ahmed thanks for your explination. But I not exactly got the concept of SLR, can you please explain in a easy way.

Ganesh Patare said: (Aug 27, 2012)  
Thank you Snigdha for nice explanation.

Arghya said: (Aug 27, 2012)  
Thanks sneha for the explanation.

Syed said: (Jun 13, 2013)  
SO is there any relation between CRR AND SLR?

Vinayak said: (Jul 19, 2013)  
1. SLR is Statutory Liquidity Ratio. Every bank is required to maintain at the close of business every day, a minimum proportion of their Net Demand and Time Liabilities as liquid assets in the form of cash, gold and unencumbered approved securities. The ratio of liquid assets to demand and time liabilities is known as Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR). Present SLR is 25%. RBI is empowered to increase this ratio up to 40%. An increase in SLR also restrict the bank's leverage position to pump more money into the economy.

2. CRR stands for Cash Reserve Ratio. CRR means Cash Reserve Ratio. Banks in India are required to hold a certain proportion of their deposits in the form of cash. However, actually Banks don't hold these as cash with themselves, but deposit such case with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) / currency chests, which is considered as equivalent to holding cash with themselves. This minimum ratio (that is the part of the total deposits to be held as cash) is stipulated by the RBI and is known as the CRR or Cash Reserve Ratio. Thus, When a bank's deposits increase by Rs.100, and if the cash reserve ratio is 9%, the banks will have to hold additional Rs 9 with RBI and Bank will be able to use only Rs 91 for investments and lending / credit purpose. Therefore, higher the ratio (i.e. CRR) , the lower is the amount that banks will be able to use for lending and investment. This power of RBI to reduce the lendable amount by increasing the CRR, makes it an instrument in the hands of a central bank through which it can control the amount that banks lend. Thus, it is a tool used by RBI to control liquidity in the banking system.

Kishore said: (Aug 11, 2013)  
Cash reserve ratio lower means bank will invest money more in credit purpose.

Aman said: (Jul 9, 2014)  
CRR ->4.00% (w.e.f 09/02/2013).

SLR ->22.50%(w.e.f. 14/06/2014).

Navarun Mallick said: (Oct 19, 2016)  
Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) is the amount of money the banks save in RBI. It is a measure through which the RBI controls debt and credit amounts and thus keeps inflation in check. A higher ratio means more money given to RBI, thus reducing the lending power of the banks. Because of this, interest rates shoot up and thus the common man is obliged to spend more money on the interest payments, thus reducing the purchasing power of people and controlling the demand side of inflation. It is usually increased at peak of different economies.

Anita said: (Mar 9, 2017)  
Thanks for the given information.

Shakti Sahoo said: (Jun 3, 2017)  
What is Credit Creation?

Shakti Sahoo said: (Jun 3, 2017)  
Thanks for the explanation @Harsha.

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