Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has been established under an Act of the Parliament in 1990. SIDBI is mandated to serve as the Principal Financial Institution for executing the triple agenda of promotion, financing and development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector and co-ordination of the functions of the various Institutions engaged in similar activities.
The MSME financing agenda of the Bank is discharged through the twin interventions of (i) Direct Lending, disseminated through demonstrative and scalable lending products and (ii) Indirect Lending through Banks, NBFCs, SFBs and MFIs.
The promotional and developmental role of the Bank is delivered through a bouquet of programmes including enterprise promotion, building techno-managerial skills of enterprises, advisory/ handholding services, financial literacy etc
SIDBI adopts a credit-plus approach and strives towards being a thought leader, creating a multiplier effect and serving as an Aggregator, in the MSME space. On these lines, SIDBI has embarked upon several initiatives to ensure holistic development of the sector including instituting MSE Awards, originating a pan India media campaign on entrepreneurial education, initiating entrepreneurial awareness drive in 115 ‘aspirational’ districts, apart from structural initiatives like CriSidEx and MSME Pulse.
SIDBI emerged as an ‘Institution Builder’ to strengthen the MSME eco-system and to address their varied needs. The network of subsidiaries and associates of SIDBI includes SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd (SVCL) to provide Venture Capital & Growth Capital to promote knowledge-based MSMEs, MUDRA for ‘funding the unfunded’, ACUITE Ratings & Research Ltd (erstwhile SMERA) to provide comprehensive and transparent ratings to MSMEs, India SME Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (ISARC) for quicker resolution of NPAs in MSME sector, CGTMSE (now branded as UDAAN) to provide credit guarantee for MSE borrowers, India SME Technology Services Ltd (ISTSL) to offer technology, advisory & consultancy services for Energy Efficiency & other projects, Receivables Exchange of India Ltd (RXIL) which operates Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) platform and CapitaWorld which offers a new age online platform for contactless lending, leveraging cutting-edge technology & analytics.
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