New criteria for the classification of MSME effective from July 1, 2020

[Definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as per Section 7 (I) of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 modified with effect from July 1,2020] Government of India (GoI), vide Gazette Notification S.O. 2119 (E) dated June 26, 2020, has notified new criteria for classifying the enterprises as Micro, Small, and Medium…

Hereafter short term crop loans extended only through KCC is eligible for interest subvention scheme

Reserve bank of India advised all the scheduled commercial banks that with effect from April 1, 2020, Short Term Crop Loans should be extended only through KCC to be eligible for Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS) and Prompt Repayment Incentive (PRI). According to the notification, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare vide their Office Memorandum,…

Agriculture finance and government initiatives in escalating viable financial services to the sector

Agriculture is back bone of Indian economy which provides employment and livelihood to a large section of the Indian population. As per ILO estimate of 2018, approximately 44% of the working population is employed in the agriculture and allied sector. The vast farming area, diverse agriculture and a large population dependent on agriculture and also…

Features of National Agriculture Market Scheme (e-NAM)

National Agriculture Market (eNAM) is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. The scheme envisages the implementation of the NAM by setting up of an appropriate common e-market platform that would be deployable in selected 585 regulated wholesale markets in States /…