Term loan schemes for minorities
The National Minorities Development & Finance Corporation (NMDFC) was incorporated on 30th September 1994, with the objective of promoting economic activities amongst the backward sections of notified minorities. To achieve its objective, NMDFC is providing concessional finance for self-employment activities to eligible beneficiaries belonging to the minority communities, having a family income Rs. 81,000/-p.a. in Rural Areas and Rs. 1,03,000/- p.a. in Urban Areas. As a special initiative, a new annual family income eligibility of up to Rs. 6.00 lakh per annum has been introduced with effect from September, 2014. This category will get concessional credit at a high rate of interest. The authorised share capital of NMDFC which stood Rs.650 crore in 2004 now stands at Rs.1500 crore.
The scheme is for individual beneficiaries and is implemented through the SCAs. Under the Term Loan Scheme, projects costing up to Rs. 20.00 Lakhs are considered for financing. NMDFC provides loan to the extent of 90% of the project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 18.00 lakh. The remaining cost of project is met by the SCA and the beneficiary. However the beneficiary has to contribute minimum of 5% of the project cost. The rate of interest charged from the beneficiary is 6% p.a. on reducing balance method. For higher income group of up to 6.00 lakh, the rate of interest is 8% for males and 6% for females.
The steps for provision of term loan like collecting applications from the perspective beneficiaries , short-listing the applications through desk scrutiny and physical verification, interviewing the short-listed applicants by the Selection Committee ( as per the existing procedure), selection of beneficiaries, sanction of loan and disbursement of loan taken up through the campaign approach.
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