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NRI deposits in Kerala increase by 12 percent in 2016-17

Thiruvananthapuram: The inflow of NRI deposits to Kerala increased by 12 percent during 2016-17 and stood at Rs 1,52,348 crore as of March 2017.

Total NRI deposits in public sector banks as of March 2017 was Rs 83,855 crore and Rs 68,493 crore in private sector banks, according to the Economic review 2017 tabled in the state assembly recently.

As of March 2016, the NRI deposit was Rs 1,35,609 crore, the review said. The Kerala-based Federal Bank attracted more NRI deposits than the public and private sector banks, it noted. The percentage share of the NRI deposits is 55.04 percent in public sector banks and 44.96 percent in private sector banks. While the State Bank of India group attracted 33.52 percent other nationalised banks get 21.06 percent of total remittance, the review said.

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