This book is a comprehensive work on the rural credit and farmer?s indebtedness in India. Therefore, an attempt has been made in this book to study the structure, need and classification of rural credit in India, the flow of rural credit, rural indebtedness in India, incidence of indebtedness by different sources and by land holding, the socio-economic condition of indebted sample farmer households, to make the analysis of loans taken, sources and utilization of loans and indebtedness of farmers, to identify the causes of farmer's indebtedness. The present book also focuses on the structure of institutional loans and non-institutional loans, purpose of institutional and non-institutional loans by farm size and according to irrigated and un-irrigated villages. This book has shown some important policy implications. Researchers, students, government executives, parliamentarians and legislators and the general readers who are interested in rural credit and farmer?s indebtedness will find the book immensely useful.