Sources said the objective is to provide support to all those affected and if there are no takers for the scheme, there is no need to extend the scheme even though there is some room left.
The Champions system was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 1, 2020. The multi-modal system has a portal at virtual level and technology equipped physical control rooms at around 69 locations of the country.
The coverage of the scheme is limited to all term loans and working capital to the extent of Rs 100 lakh. The scheme provides for an interest relief of two percent per annum to eligible MSMEs.
Financial Services Secretary Debashish Panda, who also participated in the launch event through video conferencing, delved on the various initiatives taken by the government to support MSMEs.
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The latest numbers on ECLGS, as released by the Finance Ministry, comprise disbursements by all 12 public sector banks (PSBs), 24 private sector banks and 31 non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
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The objective is aimed at achieving a vibrant and synergised MSME (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) ecosystem in the state.
"We have also decided to cover individual loans given to doctors, chartered accountants for business purposes under the scheme," Financial Services Secretary Debasish Panda said.
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A closer look at the emergency credit line guarantee scheme (ECLGS) numbers show, even though banks have been aggressive in ramping up loan sanctions, the actual disbursements are yet to pick up in a meaningful way.
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The report notes that despite the MSME-focussed steps announced by the Centre as part of the financial relief packages, the sector continues to experience stretched liquidity "given the long credit period extracted from MSMEs by large corporates, many of which have sufficient liquidity of their own."
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Up to 19,000 people have applied for loans, five applications have been processed and Rs 20 lakh loans was released, according to the party website. Moves comes as as Rs 3 lakh crore MSME loan scheme has failed to take off.
In fact, on a cumulative basis, only half of the amount sanctioned is disbursed so far. PSB bankers are on an overdrive to make the scheme work under direction of the government
Public sector banks (PSBs) have sanctioned loans worth Rs 32,049.86 crore under the 100 per cent ECLGS for the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector starting June 1. The scheme is the biggest fiscal component of the Rs 20-lakh crore Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last month.
As per the directions of the finance ministry, SBI and other banks rolled out the Guaranteed Emergency Credit Line (GECL) loan product to support MSMEs and business enterprises as per the guidelines of NCGTC.
However, policy interventions by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the finance ministry offer little hope because they cannot revive demand, which is crucial for the small businesses, the report said.
Public Sector Banks (PSBs) have sanctioned loans worth Rs 24,260.65 crore under the 100 percent ECLGS for the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector starting June 1.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman was reviewing the progress of the Rs 3 lakh crore Emergency Credit Guarantee Scheme for MSMEs