The PRESENT CHAPTER COMPRISES TWO SECTIONS viz., (1) Banking and Finance, and (2) Trade and Commerce. Of these, the first section describes the various economic institutions in the district like the money-lenders, co-operative societies, joint-stock banks, joint-stock companies, life insurance corporation and so on. All these play an important part in meeting the credit needs of the people or helping the process of production, transportation or distribution of goods. The second section, viz., Trade and Commerce deals with the trade and commercial activities in the district and covers transactions including wholesale and retail trade, imports and exports and even state trading. The various regulated markets, weekly bazars and religious fairs where most of these transactions take place find their place in this section. So also the organisations that represent particular business interests.