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Banks still need to lend Rs 1 trillion to meet FY19 Mudra target: Govt data

According to the Budget 2018-19, the government intends to disburse loans of up to Rs 3 trillion in the current financial year ending March 31

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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With less than one month left in the current financial, banks will have to work overtime to meet the loan lending target of Rs 3 trillion, as only about Rs 2 trillion have been disbursed till February 22.

As on February 22, the total loan disbursed under the Micro Units Development and (Mudra) scheme stood at Rs 2,02,668.9 crore as against sanctioned amount of Rs 2,10,759.51 crore, said a government data.

The latest data of the ministry said over 3.89 crore loans have been sanctioned this fiscal so far.

According to the Budget 2018-19, the government intends to disburse loans of up to Rs 3 trillion in the current financial year ending March 31.

In 2017-18, the lending at Rs 2,46,437.40 crore had exceeded the target. In fact, lending under the scheme has exceeded the targets in all previous fiscal.

The scheme was launched on April 8, 2015, for providing loans up to 10 lakh to the non-corporate, non-farm small/micro enterprises.

While presenting the Union Budget 2019-20, the Minister said the government has sanctioned 15.56 crore loans amounting Rs 7.23 trillion under the scheme, of which an overwhelming majority were woman beneficiaries.

Mudra loans are for non-agricultural activities up to Rs 10 lakh and activities allied to agriculture such as dairy, poultry, bee-keeping are also covered under it.

Loans under Mudra has given categories -- Shishu, Kishore and Tarun.

Shishu covers loans up to Rs 50,000, while Kishore covers above Rs 50,000 and up to Rs 5 lakh. Tarun category provides loans of above Rs 5 lakh and up to Rs 10 lakh.

First Published: Sun, March 03 2019. 11:50 IST
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