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80% of the state’s MSMEs, after lockdown, have already started working to 80-100 per cent of their capacity

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
The Uttar Pradesh government is aiming to facilitate bank loans totalling Rs 15,000 crore to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the short term to overcome the working capital woes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

While 80 per cent of the state’s MSMEs have already started working at 80-100 per cent of their capacities after the lifting of the lockdown, efforts are being made to help the remaining units resume operations quickly.

“We are targeting to disburse loans worth Rs 15,000 crore to the MSMEs, for which the role of the commercial banks would be imperative,” UP Additional Chief

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First Published: Sep 18 2020 | 4:57 PM IST

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