Govt's Credit Plan Needs To Be Expanded

Outlook Money|July 2020

Govt's Credit Plan Needs To Be Expanded
While units worth ₹250 crore turnover are now MSMEs, yet credit line is not available for units exceeding ₹100 crore turnover
Vishav

The government, while funding ₹3 lakh crore under Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS), said it was a specific response to the unprecedented lockdown, which severely impacted manufacturing and other activities in the MSME sector. Under the scheme, borrowers with up to ₹25 crore of outstanding credit can avail an additional credit of 20 per cent of the loan outstanding from banks, NBFCs, and other financial institutions. The government would stand guarantee for this additional credit for loans taken till October 31.

As on June 20, banks from public and private sectors had already sanctioned loans worth ₹79,000 crore, of which over ₹35,000 crore had already been disbursed. Banks like SBI, HDFC Bank, Bank of Baroda, PNB and Canara Bank were among the top lenders.

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