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83% MUDRA loans under ₹Rs 50,000, what kind of business can be done from that amount: Chidambaram

File photo of former Union Minister and senior Congress Party leader P. Chidambaram. In a tweet, Mr. Chidambaram said under the Mudra Loan scheme, loans of the value of ₹23.2 lakh crore have been given in eight years.

File photo of former Union Minister and senior Congress Party leader P. Chidambaram. In a tweet, Mr. Chidambaram said under the Mudra Loan scheme, loans of the value of ₹23.2 lakh crore have been given in eight years.
| Photo Credit: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

As the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana completed eight years, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on April 9 said 83% of the loans given under the scheme are under ₹50,000 which leaves him wondering what kind of business can be done today with a loan of that amount.

Banks and financial institutions have sanctioned ₹23.2 lakh crore to over 40.82 crore beneficiaries under the Mudra Yojana launched to fund the unfunded eight years ago.

Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) was launched on April 8, 2015, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate easy collateral-free micro-credit of up to ₹10 lakh to non-corporate, non-farm small and micro-entrepreneurs for income-generating activities.

In a tweet, Mr. Chidmabaram said that under the Mudra Loan scheme, loans of the value of ₹23.2 lakh crore have been given in eight years which is “impressive” until you notice that 83% of those loans are under ₹50,000.

“That is ₹19,25,600 crore of loans have been given to borrowers at the rate of ₹Rs 50,000 or less. It leaves me wondering what kind of business can be done today with a loan of ₹50,000?” the former Finance Minister said.

Loans under PMMY are provided by Member Lending Institutions (MLIs) — banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other financial intermediaries, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.


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