The loss for the three months to March 31 compared with a net profit of Rs 214 crore rupees a year ago, the bank said in a statement.
Indian banks, already burdened by a near-record Rs 9.5 lakh crore of soured loans as of last year, are expected to report a further rise in bad loans in the March quarter after a central bank withdrew half a dozen loan-restructuring schemes and tightened some rules in February.
Canara Bank's gross non-performing loans as a percentage of total loans rose to 11.84 per cent at end-March, compared with 10.38 per cent in the preceding quarter and 9.63 per cent a year ago.
Provisions for non-performing assets almost tripled from a year earlier to Rs 8,763 crore.
Union Bank of India, also state-run, reported on Thursday a Rs 2,583 crore net loss for the fourth quarter.
Ahead of the results, Canara Bank shares closed 0.8 per cent lower in a Mumbai market that rose 0.8 per cent.
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