Government announces 2 percent interest subvention for Shishu borrowers under Mudra Yojana

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved  a scheme for interest subvention of 2% for a period of 12 months, to all Shishu loan accounts under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) to eligible borrowers.

 The scheme will be extended to loans which meet the following criteria – outstanding as on 31st March, 2020; and not in Non-Performing Asset (NPA) category, as per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines, on 31st March 2020 and during the period of operation of the Scheme.

 The interest subvention would be payable for the months in which the accounts are not in NPA category including for the months that the account becomes a performing asset again, after turning NPA. The scheme will incentivize people who will make regular repayments of loans.

 The estimated cost of the Scheme would be approximately Rs. 1,542 crore which would be provided by the Government of India.