There are two main categories of the co-operative banks.
(a) short term lending oriented co-operative Banks - within this category there are three sub categories of banks viz state co-operative banks, District co-operative banks and Primary Agricultural co-operative societies.
(b) long term lending oriented co-operative Banks - within the second category there are land development banks at three levels state level, district level and village level.
The co-operative banking structure in India is divided into following main 5 categories :
1. Primary Urban Co-op Banks:
2. Primary Agricultural Credit Societies:
3. District Central Co-op Banks:
4, State Co-operative Banks:
5. Land Development Banks:
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