The central government has launched several schemes to promote women entrepreneurship in the country as well as boost the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. One such schemes is the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE). It has operated by the MSME Ministry in collabroation with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). Under this scheme, the agencies offer credit guarantee to financial institutions to provide collateral-free loans to MSEs. As per the recent government data, under this scheme guarantee of Rs 45,215.35 crore in 8,38,947 loan accounts have been approved in fiscal year 2020. 4,35,520 accounts were extended guarantee under the scheme in the previous financial year. Union Budget 2021: Here Is What the First Paperless Budget Has In Store for the MSME Sector.
As many as 67,171 loan accounts of female entrepreneurs totaling to Rs 3,366.63 Crore have been approved under the scheme in the current financial year. Women entrepreneurs in Tamil Nadu got the maximum approval of Rs 394.50 crore on 8,593 accounts. It was followed by Uttar Pradesh where 6,289 accounts were approved for Rs 334.59 crore). Madhya Pradesh with 5,927 accounts approvals for Rs 215.42 crore and , Andhra Pradesh with 5,208 approvals for Rs 143.16 crore stood third and forth respectively. Meanwhile, 4,776 accounts were provided guarantee for Rs 295.22 crore in Karnataka . MSMEs in India: Govt Aims To Raise MSME Sector’s Share in GDP to 40% From the Current 30% To Benefit Rural Poor, Says Nitin Gadkari.
Continuing its efforts to develop and promote the MSMEs in India, the Union Budget 2021 also provided a share fair of public expenditure to the sector. In the budget for the upcoming financial year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has allocated a fund of over Rs 15,000 Crore to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, which stands at double the amount apportioned to the sector last fiscal. "We have taken a number of steps to support the MSME sector in this budget. I have provided Rs 15,700 crore more than double the previous year," said the Finance Minister