Collateral free agricultural loan limit enhanced up to 1.60 lakh

Currently the banks are mandated to extend collateral-free agriculture loans up to Rs.1 lakh. This limit of Rs.1 lakh was fixed in the year 2010.In view of overall inflation and rise in agriculture input cost since 2010, Reserve Bank of India vide its circular RBI/2018-19/118 FIDD.CO.FSD.BC.No.13/05.05.010/2018-19 dated February 7, 2019 advised all the scheduled commercial…

Interest Equalisation Scheme for MSME exporters: Revision of Interest subsidy

Reserve Bank vide its circular no. RBI/2018-19/81/DBR.Dir.BC.No.09/04.02.001/2018-19 dated November 29, 2018 announced that with effect from November 02, 2018 Interest Equalisation rate from 3% to 5% in respect of exports by the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector manufacturers under the Interest Equalisation Scheme on Pre and Post Shipment Rupee Export Credit. According to…

How agriculture insurance helps farmers on crop losses?

The farmers in India have been inherently facing with on-farm risks like famine; flood, extreme weather etc. Though these types of natural risks cannot be totally avoided, there are many new on-field techniques developed in India to minimize the loss. However, the most important strategy to mitigate the risk is agriculture insurance. The insurance company…

Definitions of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

The MSMED Act 2006 classifies Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in two categories viz. Manufacturing Enterprises and Service Enterprises. The manufacturing enterprises are those who are engaged in manufacture or production of goods pertaining to any industry listed in first schedule to the industries (Development and Regulation) Act 1951 or an enterprise employing plant…