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All you need to know about Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana

Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) is a scheme launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on April 8, 2015, for providing loans up to 10 lakh to non-corporate, non-farm small/micro-enterprises. These loans
are classified as MUDRA loans under PMMY. These loans are given by Commercial Banks, RRBs, Small Finance Banks, MFIs, and NBFCs.

MUDRA has created three products i.e. ‘Shishu’, ‘Kishore’, and ‘Tarun’ as per the stage of growth and funding needs of the recipient micro-unit.

These products cover loan amounts as below:

Shishu: covering loans up to 50,000

Kishore: covering loans above 50,000 and up to 5,00,000

Tarun: covering loans above 5,00,000 and up to 10,00,000

With an objective to promote entrepreneurship among the new generation aspiring youth, it is ensured that more focus is given to Shishu Category Units and then Kishore and Tarun categories.

How to apply for a MUDRA loan

MUDRA loans are given by Commercial Banks, RRBs, Small Finance Banks, MFIs, and NBFCs.

The borrower can approach any of the lending institutions mentioned above or can apply online through this portal

MUDRA funding support is of two types:

Micro Credit Scheme (MCS) for loans up to 1 lakh finance through MFIs.

Refinance Scheme for Commercial Banks / Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) / Small Finance Banks / Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs).

Purpose of MUDRA loan

Mudra loan is extended for a variety of purposes which result in income generation and employment creation. The loans are extended mainly for:

Business loan for Vendors, Traders, Shopkeepers, and other Service Sector activities

Working capital loan through MUDRA Cards

Equipment Finance for Micro Units

Transport Vehicle loans for commercial use only

Loans for agri-allied non-farm income-generating activities, e.g. pisciculture. Beekeeping, poultry farming, etc.

Tractors, tillers as well as two-wheelers used for commercial purposes only.

What is MUDRA Card?

MUDRA Card is a debit card issued against the MUDRA loan account, for the working capital portion of the loan.

The borrower can make use of MUDRA Card in multiple draws and credits, to manage the working capital limit in a cost-efficient manner and keep the interest burden minimum.

MUDRA Card also helps in the digitalization of MUDRA transactions and creating credit history for the borrower.

MUDRA Card can be operated across the country for withdrawal of cash from any ATM/micro ATM and also make payment through any ‘Point of Sale’ machines.


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