Mudra Shishu loan for small businesses and cottage industries

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  • June 2, 2020
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Mudra Shishu loan for small businesses and cottage industries

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Economy

In News:

  • The Central government has announced ‘Mudra Shishu loan’ for small businesses and cottage industries so that shopkeepers do not suffer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key takeaways 

  • A 1500 crore interest subvention has been announced. 
  • 2% interest rate subvention for a period of 12 months shall be offered by the Government. 
  • It shall benefit small borrowers under the Mudra Shishu loans up to ₹50,000.

Important value additions 

Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) 

  • It is a Non-Banking Financial Company which supports development of micro enterprise sector in the country. 
  • It provides refinance support to Banks / MFIs for lending to micro units having loan requirement upto 10 lakh. 
  • It provides refinance to micro business under the Scheme of Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana.
  • MUDRA offers incentives through these interventions:
    • Shishu : covering loans upto  50,000/-
    • Kishor : covering loans above  50,000/- and upto  5 lakh
    • Tarun : covering loans above  5 lakh and upto  10 lakh. 
  • Generally, loans upto 10 lakh issued by banks under Micro Small Enterprises are given without collateral. 

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