Stand Up India – Cheap Business Loans for Women & Dalit Entrepreneurs
What is Stand Up India plan And whom it will help?
After Jan Dhan Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Insurance scheme, Start Up india and Mudra Bank Yojana, Modi government comes up with amazing new scheme to empower Dalit and female Entrepreneurs by giving them cheap business loans. Finance minister Arun Jaitley said to media that Government will link to each bank to provide loan up to Rs.1 crore to help dalit and women business people to reach big entrepreneurs.
How much fund allocated for Stand Up India?
The campaign which was first mentioned in first speech of PM Modi from red fort (on 15th August, 2014). Union Minister of MSME has said that Government is in touch with 1.25 lakh bank branches to provide stand up india fund to dalit and female entrepreneurs for business, which 2.5 lakh new entrepreneurs will be created in india. As Prime Minister modi thinks, india should become “Job givers not job Seekers”.
For Stand Up India campaign, Union Budget 2016-17 has allocated Rs.500cr (which was announced by Finance minister AJ in parliament). But since Rs.500cr is not enough to empower entrepreneurs across india, Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) has got Rs.10,000cr ($1.4 billion) of fund for “Stand Up India”.
Apart from this, SIDBI has also allocated Rs.1000cr of “Make In India Fund” for small manufactures in india. Apart from this, we have Mudra Bank Yojana and Start up india fund to help small businessman to set up their business.
How much and how the Business Loan will be given under Stand Up India ?
As per the current information, If you are eligible for Business loan in stand up india program, you will get business loan on low rate, starting from Rs.10 lakh to Rs.1 crore. Yes, SC/ST and Women entrepreneurs will get up to Rs.1 crore of business loans from Stand Up India Fund.
More information about the process to get the fund will be announced very soon after its official lunch. Watch this space on 5th April for more information about Stand Up India campaign.