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What is the recently launched Credit linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) for MSMEs?

The Indian Government has decided to extend a special Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) for Technology Upgradation to the MSMEs. This money is to be utilized for the Technology Upgradation. The Indian Government relaizes that the equipping a business with technology is fiscally draining and this problem is even more severe for the Micro, ..

Nabventures launches first-ever venture capital fund for agriculture and rural-focused startups

Nabventures, a subsidiary of NABARD, has recently launched its first-ever Rs 700-crore venture capital fund for equity investments in agriculture and rural-focused startups. The fund will have a high impact as it will provide a boost to investment ecosystem in the core areas of agriculture, food and improvement of rural livelihoods. It is registered with ..

RBI sells entire stake in NABARD, NHB to Government for Rs 1,470 crore

Reserve Bank of India has sell entire stake in NABARD and NHB to Government for Rs 1470 crore. The RBI has exited the National Housing Bank (NHB) and the National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD), by selling its entire stakes to government for Rs 1,450 crore and Rs 20 crore, respectively, making them ..

RBI divests its entire stake in National Housing Bank and NABARD

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has divested its entire stake in National Housing Bank (NHB) and the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) for Rs 1,450 crore and Rs 20 crore, respectively. The move is part of ending the cross-holding in regulatory institutions and follows the recommendation of second Narasimham committee report ..

World Bank signs loan pact for NRETP to boost rural incomes in India

On 4th March 2019, the World Bank (WB) and the Government of India (GoI) has signed a $250 million loan agreement for the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) to boost Rural Incomes across 13 States in India. The loan will help women in rural households develop viable enterprises for farm and non-farm products. The ..

Union Government amalgamates Punjab Gramin Bank, Malwa Gramin Bank and Sutlej Gramin Bank into a single RRB

The Government of India (GoI) has amalgamated three Regional Rural Banks (RRB) — Punjab Gramin Bank, Malwa Gramin Bank and Sutlej Gramin Bank — into a single RRB with effect from January 1. The sponsor banks of the RRBs are National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), the Government of Punjab and Punjab National ..

Portal ‘ENSURE’ launched by Ministry of Agriculture for Direct Benefit Transfer

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched an online portal ‘ENSURE’ – National Livestock Mission-EDEG developed by NABARD. The portal will be operated under the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries. Under the Mission’s component called Entrepreneurship Development and Employment Generation (EDEG), subsidy payment for activities related to poultry, small ..

Development Financial Institutions

Development Financial Institutions are specialized institutions set up primarily to provide development/ Project finance especially in developing countries. These development banks are usually majority-owned by national governments. The source of capital of these banks is national or international development funds. This ensures their creditworthiness and their ability to provide project finance in a very competitive rate. ..