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Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI

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1. INTRODUCTION
Small Industries Development Bank of India is an independent financial institution aimed to aid the growth and development of micro, small and medium-scale enterprises inIndia. Set up on April 2, 1990 through an act of parliament, it was incorporated initially as a wholly owned subsidiary of Industrial Development Bank of India. Current shareholding is widely spread among various state-owned banks, insurance companies and financial institutions. Beginning as a refinancing agency to banks and state level financial institutions for their credit to small industries, it has expanded its activities, including direct credit to the SME through 100 branches in all major industrial clusters in India. Besides, it has been playing the development role in several ways such as support to micro-finance institutions for capacity building and onlending. Recently it has opened seven branches christened as Micro Finance branches, aimed especially at dispensing loans up to Rs. 5.00 lakh.

It is an apex body[and nodal agency for formulating, coordination and monitoring the policies and programme for promotion and development of small scale industries.

SIDBI has also floated several other entities for related activities. Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises ([2]) provides guarantees to banks for collateral-free loans extended to SME. SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd.([3]) is a venture capital company focussed at SME. SME Rating Agency of India Ltd. (SMERA - [4]) provides composite ratings to SME.

2. financing and development of industry in the small scale sector and to co-ordinate the functions of the institutions engaged in the promotion and financing or developing industry in the small scale sector and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. SIDBI ranked 25th both in terms of Capital and Assets . financing and development of industry in the small scale sector and to co-ordinate the functions of the institutions engaged in the promotion and financing or developing industry in the small scale sector and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. London. About 3. SIDBI's assistance flows to the transport. The Small Industries Development Bank of India Act.10 million . employing 17. 1990.1 million such units. health care and tourism sectors and also to the professional and self-employed persons setting up small-sized professional ventures . The Charter establishing it. SIDBI retained its position in the top 30 Development Banks of the World in the latest ranking of The Banker. PROVISION OF CHARTER SIDBI was established on April 2. As per the May 2001 issue of The Banker. that contribute significantly to the national economy in terms of production. 1989 envisaged SIDBI to be "the principal financial institution for the promotion. Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises popularly known as CGTMSE is widely being used by many PSU Banks and Private sector banks to fund MSME sector. 1989 envisaged SIDBI to be "the principal financial institution for the promotion. employment and exports. In addition. London. BUSINESS DOMAIN The business domain of SIDBI consists of small scale industrial units. Small scale industries are the industrial units in which the investment in plant and machinery does not exceed Rs. 3. The Charter establishing it.2 million persons account for a share of 36 per cent of India's exports and 40 per cent of industrial manufacture. The Small Industries Development Bank of India Act.

CART enables an objective assessment of its borrowers. 5.4. Discounts and rediscounts bills relating to the transaction of machinery of the small scale sector. SIDBI ranked 25th both in terms of Capital and Assets. Assistance for export of products of small-scale sector. Extends seed capital through specified agencies. TECHNOLOGY ORIENTED SIDBI has developed an internal rating model called CART to assess and rate its borrowers. ACHIEVEMENTS SIDBI retained its position in the top 30 Development Banks of the World in the latest ranking of The Banker. Provides services like leasing and factoring. As per the May 2001 issue of The Banker. 3. London. FUNCTIONS MEANT TO HELP SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES 1. Refinances loans given to small scale sector by primary lending institutions. Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises popularly known as CGTMSE is widely being used by many PSU Banks and Private sector banks to fund MSME sector. 6. 4. 2. Give financial support to purchase raw material and the sales of finished products. London. . 5. 6.