The latest MSME Pulse Report by TansUnion CIBIL shows that the credit in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have witnessed a growth owing to the support of central government's Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS). As per the recent report, the MSME credit grew by 5.7 per cent YoY and around 3.5 QoQ in September 2020. The report also indicated that the Public Sector Banks are progressively taking the lead in providing quick loans and credits to the MSME sector, thereby ensuring an increased market share for themselves. Not only the PSBs, even the private sector banks are moving back to the pre-COVID-19 levels, with 22 per cent YoY growth in inquiries in December 2020. For the public sector banks, the same was recorded at 9 per cent. Indian SMEs Plan To Expand Businesses As Economy Revives, Restoration of Business Activities Likely To Gain Momentum Post COVID-19 Era: Survey.

Meanwhile, the inquiry trends in Commercial credit touched pre-COVID levels of 13 per cent in December 2020 after experiencing a sharp plunge in April 2020 owning to the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent economic lockdown. The total on-balance sheet commercial lending exposure in India stood at Rs 71.25 Lakh Crore with a growth rate of 2.1 per cent YoY as in September 2020. As per report, for MSME sector it stood at Rs 19.09 Lakh Crore with a yearly growth rate of 5.7 per cent in all the sub segments of micro, small and medium enterprises. The Centre released the 17tth Installment of GST Compensation: What it means for States & UTs?

As per the MSME Pulse Report, the high risk MSME borrowers with a CIBIL rank between 7 to 10 secured the maximum benefits from the rise in approval rates. Meanwhile, the NPA (Non-Performing Asset) ratio saw a decline to 12.1 per cent in September 2020. It is being reasoned as a consequence of the Supreme Court order of not declaring NPAs till further notice. Moreover, as per a finance ministry release, total loans sanctioned under ECLGS stand at Rs 2.1 Lakh Crore of which Rs 1.65 Lkah Crore has already been disbursed.