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and 15 per cent was at still higher rates (on the rest the interest rate was 'unspecified'). In this respect, as is to be expected, the poorest households were the worst oil. For the poorer artisan households with assets below Rs 2,500, the proportion of borrowing at rates of interest higher than 12.5 per cent was as much as 68 per cent.

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