Financing SC/ST And/Or Women Entrepreneurs –

The objective of the Stand-Up India scheme is to facilitate bank loans between 10 lakh and 1 Crore to at least one Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) borrower and at least one woman borrower per bank branch for setting up a greenfield enterprise. This enterprise may be in manufacturing, services or the trading sector. In the case of non-individual enterprises, at least 51% of the shareholding and controlling stake should be held by either an SC/ST or Woman Entrepreneur.

The portal facilitates submitting an application to banks. The application may also be submitted to the branch or Lead District Manager

Stand-Up India Portal

The Stand-Up India Portal is interactive. It hosts information about various entities providing handholding support to the borrower. This includes:

  • Training: Technical or/ and Financial
  • DPR preparation
  • Margin money support
  • Shed/workplace identification
  • Raw material sourcing
  • Bill discounting
  • E-com registration
  • Registration for taxation