Support to MSME Sector

The World Bank has communicated to the Ministry of MSME that, in its Board meeting dated 4th June 2021, it has approved a loan of US $500 million (₹ 3750 Cr) to assist Government of India’s programme “Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance (RAMP)”, which is an initiative to revitalize the MSME sector that has been heavily impacted by the COVID -19 pandemic.

RAMP is a part of the MSME Competitiveness – A Post COVID Resilience and Recovery Programme (MCRRP). State-wise investments and approvals for RAMP programme have not been made since Cabinet approval for RAMP is awaited.

As per the World Bank Programme Appraisal Document for the RAMP programme, over 40 percent of MSMEs lack access to formal sources of finance. The proposed programme (RAMP) supports various interventions in COVID Resilience and Recovery initiatives of the Government. The program aims at improving market access, access to credit, strengthening Institutions and governance at the Central and State level. The programme will support the ongoing support programmes of the Government, focusing on competitive aspect of MSMEs.

This information was given by Union Minister for MSME Shri Narayan Rane in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.



    Source PIB