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Features of Stand – Up India Scheme | Women Entrepreneurs

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Stand-Up India Scheme Facilitates bank loans between 10 lakh and 1 Crore to at least one Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) borrower and at least one woman borrower per bank branch for setting up a greenfield enterprise. This enterprise may be in manufacturing, services, agri-allied activities, or the trading sector. In the case of non-individual enterprises, at least 51% of the shareholding and controlling stake should be held by either an SC/ST or woman entrepreneur.

Title of the Scheme

Stand-Up India Scheme for financing SC/ST and/or Women Entrepreneurs.


Objective of the Stand-Up India scheme

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The objective of the Stand-Up India scheme is to facilitate bank loans between 10 lakh and 1 Crore to at least one Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) borrower and at least one woman borrower per bank branch for setting up a greenfield enterprise. This enterprise may be in manufacturing, services, agri-allied activities, or the trading sector In the case of non-individual enterprises at least 51% of the shareholding and controlling stake should be held by either an SC/ST or Woman entrepreneur.


Eligibility

  1. SC/ST and/or woman entrepreneurs, above 18 years of age.
  1. Loans under the scheme is available for only green field project. Green field signifies, in this context, the first time venture of the beneficiary in the manufacturing, services, agri-allied activities or the trading sector.
  1. In case of non-individual enterprises, 51% of the shareholding and controlling stake should be held by either SC/ST and/or Women Entrepreneur.
  1. Borrower should not be in default to any bank/financial institution.

Nature of Loan

Composite loan (inclusive of term loan and working capital) between 10 lakh and upto 100 lakh.


Purpose of Loan

For setting up a new enterprise in manufacturing, services, agri-allied activities or the trading sector by SC/ST/Women entrepreneur.


Size of Loan

Composite loan of 85% of the project cost inclusive of term loan and working capital. The stipulation of the loan being expected to cover 85% of the project cost would not apply if the borrower’s contribution along with convergence support from any other schemes exceeds 15% of the project cost.


Interest Rate

The rate of interest would be lowest applicable rate of the bank for that category (rating category) not to exceed (base rate (MCLR) + 3%+ tenor premium).


Security

Besides primary security, the loan may be secured by collateral security or guarantee of Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Stand-Up India Loans (CGFSIL) as decided by the banks.


Repayment

The loan is repayable in 7 years with a maximum moratorium period of 18 months.


Working Capital

For drawal of Working capital upto 10 lakh, the same may be sanctioned by way of overdraft. Rupay debit card to be issued for the convenience of the borrower. Working capital limit above 10 lakh to be sanctioned by way of Cash Credit limit.


Margin Money

The Scheme envisages 15% margin money which can be provided in convergence with eligible Central / State schemes. While such schemes can be drawn upon for availing admissible subsidies or for meeting margin money requirements, in all cases, the borrower shall be required to bring in minimum of 10% of the project cost as own contribution.

Source: https://www.standupmitra.in


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