Worries as NPAs under Mudra scheme rise to 5% for public sector banks

Non-performing assets for loans disbursed by state-owned banks under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) is on an upward trajectory. Bad loans soared to around 5 per cent of the total disbursed amount in 2019-20, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur informed Parliament earlier this week. NPAs of public sector banks (PSBs) under PMMY stood at 4.9 per cent in 2019-20 — a big jump from 3.8 per cent in 2018-19, and 3.4 per cent in 2017-18. The government launched the Mudra scheme in April 2015 to give unsecured loans of up to Rs 10 lakh to small enterprises. Since its incepti.....

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