How To Apply for Stand Up India Scheme?

Stand Up India is a government loan scheme specially designed for women and SC/ST entrepreneurs. The business loan scheme provides financial assistance for Greenfield projects, ranging from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 1 crore. It is a government scheme that aims to help women entrepreneurs and business owners from the SC/ST community.

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Stand Up India Scheme Requirements

Essentially, it should be the first business venture of the business owner and must be in the manufacturing, trading, or servicing sector. These business loans are sanctioned by the scheduled commercial banks against collateral security from the borrower or Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Stand-Up India Loans (CGFSIL).

Stand Up India Loan Scheme Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a Stand-Up loan scheme, the borrower needs to meet the following criteria:

  • The borrower needs to be more than 18 years of age.
  • The borrower must either be a woman or belong to the SC/ST community.
  • The loans under this scheme are provided only for Greenfield projects. The business venture should be the first venture of the borrower in services, manufacturing, or trading sector.
  • In case the company is a group company, then at least 51% of the company controlling or stake should be held by an SC/ST entrepreneur or woman entrepreneur.
  • The borrower must not have defaulted in repaying a loan previously.

How to apply for Stand Up India Loan Scheme?

The minimum and maximum loan amount under Stand-Up India is Rs. 10 lakhs and Rs. 1 crore respectively. A borrower can apply for a Stand Up India loan by registering himself at the SIDBI’s Stand-Up India website and submitting the Stand-Up India application form online on the same portal.

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