Rs. 3.22 lakh crore sanctioned under PMMY against target of Rs. 3.50 lakh crore in FY 2020-21
Over 32.53 crore loans with sanctioned amount of Rs. 17.32 lakh crore extended under PMMY since inception
Under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), the Government allocates annual targets for the amount to be sanctioned by more than 150 Member Lending Institutions (MLIs). This was stated by Union Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Kisanrao Karad in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
The Minister stated that MLIs in turn fix their respective State-wise target according to potential of the area, their presence and other related parameters. Targets allocated to MLIs vis-à-vis achievements in FY 2020-21 are ANNEXED.
Responding to a question on targets of PMMY, the Minister stated that the national level targets under the scheme have been consistently met since inception of the scheme, except for FY 2020-21 due to COVID-19 pandemic. In FY 2020-21, an amount of Rs. 3.22 lakh crore was sanctioned under PMMY against the target of Rs. 3.50 lakh crore.
Under the Scheme, institutional credit up to Rs. 10 lakh is provided by MLIs to micro/small business units for income generating activities in manufacturing, trading, services sectors and also for activities allied to agriculture.
As per data uploaded by MLIs on Mudra portal, the Minister stated that as on 31.12.2021, over 32.53 crore loans involving a sanctioned amount of Rs. 17.32 lakh crore have been extended under PMMY, since its inception in April, 2015.
The Minister listed out a number of steps that have been taken by the Government to improve implementation of the Scheme, which, inter alia, include:
- provision for online applications through psbloansin59minutes and udyamimitra portal;
- some of the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) have put in place end-to-end digital lending for automated sanctions under PMMY;
- intensive publicity campaigns by PSBs and Mudra Ltd. for increased visibility of the Scheme amongst the stakeholders;
- simplification of application forms;
- nomination of Mudra Nodal Officers in Public Sector Banks (PSBs);
- periodic monitoring of performance of PSBs with regard to PMMY etc.
The Minister also stated that as per Para no. 25 of RBI’s Master Circular no. RBI/2015-16/59 dated 01.07.2015 on ‘Customer Confidentiality Obligations’, banks are under obligation to maintain secrecy arising out of the contractual relationship between the banker and customer, and as such no information should be divulged to third parties, except under circumstances provided in the circular.