As shown in chart 4, stressed assets were as high as 34.2 per cent in the basic metals sector, while they were the lowest in rubber, plastics and the products category.
Bad loans, however, continued to rise in the micro, small and medium enterprises category (chart 5).
Despite concerns over the financial position of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), the report shows while the capital to risk weighted assets ratio (CRAR) of NBFCs had dipped at the end of September 2018 (chart 6), it remained well above the minimum threshold of 15 per cent.
The data also shows recoveries in the last two years through the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) have surged ahead of those made under the erstwhile bad loan recovery regime (chart 7).
As seen in chart 8, recoveries were highest in the hotels and restaurants category, while they were lowest in the mining sector.
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