Agent banking provides an alternative to ensure access to financial services in remote areas. It was introduced by RBI in India back in 2006 with an idea to provide low-cost access to basic financial services in rural areas to ensure better financial inclusion in the country. Having more than .7 million Business Correspondents (BCs) in the country has helped people realize the cash benefits provided to them during COVID 19 crisis. Indian government transferred USD 7 billion supporting more than 200 million households in the country.

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