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Top 7 Government Business Loan Schemes in India 2024

Published on Jan 2, 2021Updated on Jan 23, 2024

Top 7 Government Business Loan Schemes in India 2024

An economy's growth depends on its MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium  Enterprises). MSMEs always provide a remedial solution to the significant economic problems such as poverty, unemployment, income inequality, regional imbalances and so on. Its vital role ensures a balance in local development, and income equality. This industry is responsible for providing employment to millions of people in our country, and the harnessing of local talent which in turn plays a pivotal role in contributing to the GDP of the country. 

At present, the MSME sector is responsible for creating around 11.10 crore jobs across the country. That’s why this sector is also known as India’s engine of growth. MSMEs contribute to 8% of the overall GDP, around 40% of the total exports, and 45% of the country’s manufacturing output comes from this sector. 

MSMEs are part of  the organized as well as the unorganized sectors.  Yet, like all fledgling businesses, an MSME entity faces a lot of hurdles to get the right kind of financial support for various activities including, obtaining infrastructure to support existing business activities or for business expansion.

Business Loan by Government

MSME (micro, small, & medium enterprise) sector is the heart of the Indian economy. The sector is known for being the largest job creator in India and contributes almost 30% to overall India’s GDP.

Given the sector’s importance and the role it plays in India’s growth, the Government of India offers various credit schemes to strengthen the MSME sector.

Business loans by the government offer the right kind of financial backing to MSMEs to support the existing business activities and drive expansion. Also, the start up business loan by the Indian government provides easy access to capital to convert bankable business ideas to profitable ventures.

1. MSME Loan in 59 Minutes

This scheme, also known as PSB Loan in 59 minutes, launched by the Government of India in which introduced a quick business loan portal for the individuals who need to expand their existing business. 

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Under this scheme, MSMEs can get loan amounts from INR 1 lakh to INR 5 crores from public and private sector banks and NBFCs (Non-Banking financial companies). MSME/PSB Loans in 59 minutes provides you with the required financial resources in the stipulated time and pretty quickly. 

Which business/enterprise is eligible for his loan scheme? So there are some factors which determine the eligibility of business:

  1. Income/Revenue
  2. Repayment capacity of the borrower 
  3. Existing credit facilities
  4. Other factors set by the financial lender.

There are other benefits to this scheme as well; 

  1. The entire loan process expects to be duper quick and too, with minimal documentation.
  2. The loan processes without human intervention until the last stage of the loan sanction. That is why it is an Advanced Technology Backed Loans scheme.
  3. The loan process always needs a lot of safety and security of applicants details. So, considered this issue, the entire data of the applicant keep safe and secure with the highest level of security

2. Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY)

MUDRA stands for Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd.

MUDRA provides refinancing support to Banks and NBFCs for lending to Micro units having loan requirements up to INR 10 lakhs under the scheme of Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana. Under PMMY, MUDRA divided the loan into three categories as ‘Shishu’, ‘Kishore’ and ‘Tarun’ to signify the stage of growth/development.

Loan Type


Rate of Interest


Covering loans up to Rs, 50,000

@ 1% to 12% per annum


Covering loans above Rs. 50,000 and up to Rs 5 lakh

@ 8.60% to 11.15% per annum


Covering loans above Rs. 5 lakh and up to Rs. 10 lakh

@ 11.15% to 20% per annum

Presently, the purpose of Mudra Loan is not to develop small units but it is offered as a;

  1. Business loan for the vendors, traders, shopkeeper and other service activities. 
  2. A working capital loan through Mudra card;
  3. Loan for tractors, two-wheeler, or another Transport vehicle (only for commercial use)
  4. Equipment finance for micro-units.

Against the Mudra loan amount, it issues a MUDRA Card (as a debit card). Borrowers can use it for multiple withdrawal and credit facilities so that they can manage the working capital limit efficiently and keep the interest burden minimum. Mudra cards also help in digitalization of all Mudra transactions and keep a record of borrower’s credit history.

3. Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGFMSE)

CGFMSE is a Government business loan scheme launched by the Government of India (‘GOI’) allowing collateral-free credit to the MSME sector. It includes both existing as well as new enterprises. The Ministry of MSMEs and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) established a Trust named Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) to implement CGFMSE scheme. Under this funding scheme, MSMEs get access to a loan amount of up to INR 200 lakhs with a special preference to eligible women. 

The Guarantee Cover is available to the extent of a maximum of 85% of the sanctioned amount of the credit facility. The fees charged by the trust funds is 1% per annum of the amount sanctioned:

  1. 0.75% for credit up to Rs. 5 lakh;
  2. 0.85% for credit above Rs. 5 lakh but up to Rs 100 lakh

As per the eligibility criteria, the already existing or newly established enterprises who are engaged in the following activities are eligible for this scheme,

1. Manufacturing activity

  1. Retail trade;
  2. Educational institutions;
  3. Self-help groups;
  4. Training institutions. 

2. Service activity, except

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4. National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)

NSIC is an ISO certified Indian Government enterprise under MSMEs. It is working to aid and promote the growth of MSMEs by providing combined support services encircling finance, marketing, technology and other allied services all across the nation. To encourage the growth of MSMEs, NSIC provides various schemes:

  1. Marketing Support Scheme - Marketing support is significant for the development of any business and also crucial for the growth of MSMEs in the present intense competitive market. To support such enterprises, NSIC devised schemes such as Consortia and Tender Marketing. NSIC forms Consortia of MSMEs working on behalf of MSMEs to reduce their burden), Marketing Intelligence (NSIC setup marketing intelligence cells to spreading awareness about several schemes for MSMEs) and Exhibitions and Technology Fairs.
  2. Credit Support Scheme - Under this scheme, NSIC provides finance for raw material procurement, finance for marketing activities and finance through syndication with banks to MSMEs.

5. Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS)

CLCSS is an innovative credit scheme launched by the Ministry of MSMEs with the primary objective to aid the technology up-gradation of MSMEs, especially in rural and semi-urban areas. Under this scheme, businesses can opt for a 15% subsidy on investment in eligible machinery. However, there is a maximum cap on the subsidy restricting it to INR 1 crore.

The CLCSS offers various benefits to small scale industries that are:

  1. It provides 15% subsidy for purchasing an eligible plant, equipment and machinery which help in reducing the overall burden of small scale industries;
  2. Help small scale industries to upgrade to the latest and required technologies,
  3. It boosts the growth of rural industries which can now manufacture high-quality products.

6. National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) Scheme

Under this scheme, the Government of India aims to financially support agriculture, small-scale, cottage, and handicraft industries in villages. The main objective of this scheme is to help the rural residents find their employment stably and grow. From irrigation to fishery, from horticulture to food processing, all activities will be supported. Mainly, there will be a refinancing on the credit linked with subsidy on all capital investments.

Under this scheme, the interest that NBFCs and banks can charge are capped according to short-term refinance assistance, long-term refinance assistance, regional rural banks and state cooperative banks, state cooperative agriculture and rural development banks, and direct lending bodies.

7. Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

Under the PMEGP, rural and urban entrepreneurs get financial assistance in setting up and running their businesses. Most importantly, it is targeted towards the youth to come up with new ideas. Interest rates under NBFCs are capped at 11% and 12%, the age criteria is only 18 years to begin with, and subsidies that one can avail on during a project is at 15% and can go up till 35%.

The repayment tenure can go up to 7 years and project cost for support can be INR 75 Lakhs* for the manufacturing sector and INR 20 lakhs for the service sector.

Business Loan from SMFG India Credit

Get up to Rs. 75 Lakhs* in business loan from SMFG India Credit if you intend to purchase machinery, raw materials and equipment to expand your enterprise operations, to invest in fixed assets or even to meet requirements for working capital. Conveniently apply for a business loan online by first checking your eligibility.

  • Age Criteria: Minimum 22 years at the time of application and maximum 65 years of loan maturity
  • For Individuals: Individuals who have been involved in the present business for a minimum of three years and must possess a total of five years of business experience
  • Company Type: Self-employed individuals, proprietors, private limited companies, and partnership firms working in manufacturing, trading, or services.
  • Business Turnover: A minimum of Rs. 10 lakhs per year
  • Business Vintage: Minimum 2 years in profit
  • Business with a Minimal Annual Income (ITR) of Rs. 2 lakhs per year

Use our business loan EMI calculator to check your monthly instalment before you proceed to make your loan application with SMFG India Credit.

* Please note that this article is for your knowledge only. Loans are disbursed at the sole discretion of SMFG India Credit. Final approval, loan terms, disbursal process, foreclosure charges and foreclosure process will be subject to SMFG India Credit's policy at the time of loan application. If you wish to know more about our products and services, please contact us


Which government loan is best for business?

For businesses, there are several great government loan schemes such as:

  • Credit-linked capital subsidy scheme
  • National small industries corporation
  • Credit guarantee fund scheme for micro and small enterprises
  • Pradhan mantri mudra yojana
  • MSME loan in 59 minutes
  • National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development
  • Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme

What is the PM loan scheme 2023-2024 in India?

The PMMY scheme 2023-2023 is a scheme that our government has launched to provide loans of amounts up to INR 10,00,000 for farmers in the small and micro enterprises domain. This will help them gain the initial momentum for business development.

What is the MSME loan scheme 2023?

Under this scheme, you can avail of a collateral-free loan facility if you belong to small and micro enterprises. Loan amounts can go up to INR 100 lakh per borrowing unit.

What is PM Modi's loan scheme for small businesses?

Under this scheme, you can take loans at subsidized interest rates so that you can divert all your financial investments in making the most of your business ideas. The PM loan scheme is the MUDRA scheme for rural entrepreneurs who can borrow up to INR 10 lakhs under certain conditions.

Is there any government loan for startup business?

Yes. Government schemes for startup businesses include:

  • MSME loan in under 59 minutes
  • Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana
  • Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Micro and Small Enterprises
  • National Small Industries Corporation
  • Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme
  • National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development
  • Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme

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