Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh): RBI Governor D Subbarao Wednesday asked banks to meet the target of providing banking facilities to small towns soon.
"It is unfortunate that 90 percent towns of the country did not have banking facilities. The target of RBI is to ensure that every family have a bank account," Subbarao said while addressing a programme here.
He said that there are six lakh towns in the country, of them one lakh are in Uttar Pradesh.
"I urge all the banks to soon fulfil target of providing banking facilities in these towns," he added.
Accepting that inflation had increased in past few years, the RBI governor said that though they had somewhat succeeded in containing it in past two years, it is still there.
"It is our priority to check price-rise and will remain so", he said.
On inflow of fake Indian currency notes in the market, Subbarao said that some criminal and anti-social elements were involved in it (circulations of fake notes) and RBI was doing whatever is possible to check its inflow.
First Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 22:25