Though the federal government has introduced a rise within the ECLGS restrict from Rs 3 lakh crore to Rs 4.5 lakh crore, officers don’t count on a significant surge, amid calls for that eligibility norms be eased to allow extra small companies to make use of the window. When the scheme was introduced final yr, it was meant for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), however the scope was enlarged later because the demand was not enough.
As much as July 2, rather less than 1.1 crore MSME debtors have been supplied guarantee-based assist amounting to Rs 1.65 lakh crore, which interprets into a median ticket measurement of Rs 1.5 lakh. Beneath the initially introduced scheme, MSMEs that had loans of as much as Rs 50 crore on the finish of February 2020 had been eligible even with previous dues of as much as 60 days. MSME business teams say that the situations are such that it’s troublesome for companies to get a mortgage. “The necessities had been such that solely a sure set of entities with present loans had been eligible. Now banks are reluctant to lend. The federal government ought to have dropped the situation of prior credit score as a result of we’re seeing money flows being disrupted for lots of MSME items,” mentioned Animesh Saxena, president of Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME).
Lately, the parliamentary standing committee on business famous that there’s a large hole between sanctions and disbursals as banks feared defaults within the wake of the second wave.