Under Stand-Up India 20,000 Cr loans Sanctioned

Rs 20,466.94 crores of loans have been sanctioned under Stand Up India Scheme to over 91,000 accounts upto 10.03.2020 since inception of the Scheme. This was stated by Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on March 17.

Giving the details of the Scheme, the Minister said that Stand Up India Scheme was launched by the Government on 5th April, 2016. The Scheme facilitates bank loans between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 1 crore to at least one Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe borrower and at least one woman borrower, per bank branch of Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs), for setting up greenfield enterprises in the manufacturing, services or the trading sectors.

State-wise details of loans extended under the Scheme, as on 10th March, 2020, is placed at the Annexure.