Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) launched by the federal government in 2020 to offer aid to MSMEs impacted by COVID-19 pandemic has saved 13.5 lakh companies from going bankrupt and consequently 1.5 crore jobs, claimed a report.
The scheme is the largest fiscal part of the Rs 20-lakh crore Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan bundle introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in May 2020, to mitigate the misery attributable to the COVID-19-induced lockdown by offering credit to completely different sectors, particularly MSMEs.
“We estimate virtually 13.5 lakh micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) accounts had been saved attributable to ECLGS (together with restructured). Almost 93.7 per cent of such accounts are within the micro and small class,” SBI Research stated in a report.
In absolute phrases, the report claimed MSME mortgage accounts value Rs 1.8 lakh crore had been saved from slipping into NPA in the course of the interval and that is equal to 14 per cent of the excellent MSME credit being saved from changing into NPA.
“As per our evaluation, if these items had turned non-performing, then 1.5 crore staff would have turn out to be unemployed. In impact, the ECLGS saved the livelihood for six crore households (assuming 4 relations per employee together with herself),” it stated.
Amongst the states, Gujarat has been the largest beneficiary, adopted by (*15*), Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, it stated.
Under the scheme, 100 per cent guarantee protection is being supplied by the National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company (NCGTC) for extra funding of as much as Rs 4.5 lakh crore to eligible MSMEs and Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) debtors within the type of a assured emergency credit line (GECL) facility.
For this function, a corpus of Rs 41,600 crore was arrange by the federal government, unfold over the present and subsequent three monetary years.
The report additionally steered revamping of the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) for reinforcing credit move to the sector.
Interestingly, CGTMSE portfolio have greater than 55 per cent restoration price, low portfolio delinquency, low capital requirement however nonetheless an unpopular product, it stated, including, conversely, the non CGTMSE portfolio/ collateralised has a 25 per cent restoration price, excessive portfolio delinquency implying a lot increased mortgage loss provisions with excessive capital requirement however nonetheless a preferred portfolio.
“This could possibly be executed by enhancing the scope and position of the present CGTMSE portfolio by establishing an establishment that may completely administer the CGTMSE alongside the traces of US Small Business Administration. Given that greater than 90 per cent of the items are within the Micro sector, CGTMSE protection could also be made obligatory for all enterprises as much as Rs 2 crore,” it stated.
Despite being in existence for 20 years, the report stated, protection of CGTMSE for eligible loans stays abysmally low at sub-10 per cent largely because of the complexities inherent within the product construction.
This could also be attributable to varied points like increased premium outflows for guarantee obtention and continuance by debtors, desire by prospects to take recourse to asset backed loans to mitigate the excessive value of guarantee, information hole, it stated.
(Only the headline and movie of this report could have been reworked by the Business Standard employees; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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