Financial Package To Women Entrepreneurs

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The Government has taken several initiatives to support and protect the interest of women and other entrepreneurs through stimulus given under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Packages to combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. The packages comprise of schemes for various sectors of the economy and also schemes having impact across sectors. The specific initiatives taken to protect women entrepreneurs and MSMEs are as under:

  1. Rs. 3 lakh crore Emergency Working Capital Facility for Businesses, including MSMEs
  2. Rs. 20,000 crore Subordinate Debt for Stressed MSMEs
  3. Rs. 50,000 crore equity infusion through MSME Fund of Funds
  4. New Definition of MSME and other Measures for MSME
  5. Rs. 10,000 crore scheme for formalisation of Micro Food Enterprises (MFE)
  6. Relief of Rs. 1500 crore to MUDRA loanees
  7. Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for MSMEs, businesses, MUDRA borrowers and individuals
  8. Rs. 5000 crore Credit facility for Street Vendors.
  9. Under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, a total of 20.40 crores (approx) women account holders (Pradhan Mantri jan Dhan Yojana) were given an ex-gratia of Rs. 500 per month for three months.
  10. For Self-Help groups (SHGs), limit of collateral free lending was increased from Rs.10 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs for women organized through 63 lakhs SHGs, who supported 6.85 crore households.

Under the ECLGS Scheme as on 28.02.2022, 81.18 lakhs women beneficiaries have been provided guarantees for loan. The State-wise details are at Annexure.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in Lok Sabha

Annexure

State-wise details of women beneficiaries provided guarantees for loan under ECLGS

Sl. No. States/UTs No. of Guarantees Issued Loan Amount Guaranteed

(In crore)

1 Andaman & Nicobar 276 10.11
2 Andhra Pradesh 88221 987.47
3 Arunachal Pradesh 506 18.46
4 Assam 460790 623.39
5 Bihar 658594 671.45
6 Chandigarh 1340 28.62
7 Chhattisgarh 126621 284.34
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 599 31.26
9 Daman & Diu 117 3.40
10 Delhi 31766 550.52
11 Goa 3791 188.22
12 Gujarat 181481 1091.86
13 Haryana 94587 565.64
14 Himachal Pradesh 8436 108.81
15 Jammu & Kashmir 4240 102.89
16 Jharkhand 205733 271.70
17 Karnataka 649006 1345.32
18 Kerala 405810 805.66
19 Ladakh 171 7.52
20 Laksha Deep 49 0.16
21 Madhya Pradesh 365439 756.76
22 Maharashtra 667536 2098.6
23 Manipur 6747 14.48
24 Meghalaya 7210 29.77
25 Mizoram 2290 17.78
26 Nagaland 5517 13.86
27 Orissa 796963 832.89
28 Pondicherry 16427 84.98
29 Punjab 88427 377.73
30 Rajasthan 338085 1010.72
31 Sikkim 4659 20.54
32 Tamilnadu 554077 2736 .9
33 Telangana 25796 731.23
34 Tripura 52613 87.55
35 Uttar Pradesh 439360 1269.51
36 West Bengal 1798824 2301.84

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