Banks aid rural development in more than one way. Firstly, the government makes it mandatory for the banks to lend to specialized sectors such as agriculture, rural infrastructure, etc. This leads to the development of modern infrastructure and methods in rural areas, thereby bringing in growth. Secondly, with the banks opening their branches in the backward areas, the rural population has benefits of modern bank facilities such as check-in accounts, ATM’s, locker facility, etc. Furthermore, when a new bank branch opens in a village, it needs facilities such as 24-hour electricity supply, internet connection, new staff etc. This creates employment and the villagers can also benefit from facilities of electricity and internet.