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Finmin ties up with 40 entities to extend funding under Mudra scheme

In order to identify people who can be given funds under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), the ministry will on May 23 organise an event in Mumbai to extend loan under the scheme

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The ministry has tied up with 40 entities including Flipkart, Swiggy, Patanjali and Amul, which are big job creators, for extending loans to small entrepreneurs under the Mudra scheme.

In order to identify people who can be given funds under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), the ministry will on May 23 organise an event in to extend loan under the scheme.

"We have identified about 40 companies as biggest job creators. These companies will identify people who need loans under Mudra Yojana, underwrite them and we will extend loans under the scheme," told

He said people who need money under the Mudra scheme approach the banks, but with this initiative the financial services department is trying to reach out to those who need loans for their businesses but have not approached the banks.

The companies which have tied up with the financial services department for this include Make My Trip, Zomato, Meru Cab, Muthoot, Edelweiss, Amazon, Ola, Amazon, Big Basket, Carz on Rent and

Last fiscal the government has extended Rs 2.53 lakh crore credit under the Mudra Yojana, while Rs 5.73 lakh crore has been extended in last 3 years.

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

The focus of the Seminar in would be creating job opportunities and instilling the sense of entrepreneurship, to facilitate people to become job creators in place of job seekers.

Further, discussions will also be held to formulate a MUDRA scheme to consider extending to retail franchisee/ /suppliers of entities like Flipkart, Amazon, Uber, Ola, OYO, Amul, Patanjali and Zomata requiring loans up to Rs 10 lakh under the Yojana.

Besides, CEOs of various Banks like SBI, ICICI, BOB, PNB, senior officials in the from Oil Companies, Railway Board would be part of the event.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 21 2018. 19:15 IST
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