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Mudra Loan

Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana

Last Updated 16th Apr 2021

Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana is a micro-financing scheme for lending loans to the non-corporate, non-farm small/micro-enterprises.

Loan Amount Upto ₹ 50,000 under Shishu category
From ₹ 50,001 to ₹ 5 Lakh under Kishor category
From ₹ 5 Lakh to ₹ 10 Lakh under Tarun category
Mudra Loan Age Limit 18 to 65 years
Processing Fee NIL under Kishor and Shishu schemes.
0.5% for Tarun loan
Loan Tenure Loan can be repaid from period ranging from 3-5 years
Collateral No collateral or third party security is required

Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) Scheme

PMMY or Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana scheme was launched by the Narendra Modi government in the year 2015 to facilitate micro-credit to small scale industries upto ₹ 10 Lakh. Under this scheme, the MUDRA, a subsidiary of SIDBI, provides financial support to intermediaries such as Commercial Banks, RRBs, Small Finance Banks, MFIs and NBFCs for lending loans to the non-corporate, non-farm small/micro-enterprises.

What is Mudra Loan?

Under the aegis of PMMY, there are three loan products, namely, 'Shishu', 'Kishore' and 'Tarun', based on the stage of development and funding needs of the micro-unit. The entities can borrow loans upto ₹ 10 Lakh to meet their capital needs and operating costs through easy finance schemes of PMMY.These loan products are known as Mudra Loans.

Products under Mudra Scheme

There are mainly three products under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Loan: 

  • Shishu Yojana : This category of Mudra Loan is best suited for micro or small business owners. Under this scheme, one can apply for up to ₹ 50,000 loans. Shishu loans are for business owners who need small capital to start their business. Applicants need to present their business idea to get their loan application approved. 
  • Kishor Yojana: This category is meant for the business owners who have already started their business and want to expand it as a viable enterprise. The applicants can apply for a loan amount ranging from ₹ 50,000 to ₹ 5 Lakh. To apply for the loan, borrowers must fill in the application form and furnish the documents to showcase the current status of their organisation. 
  • Tarun Yojana: All small business owners who need to expand their business can apply for a loan under this scheme. Borrowers can apply for up to ₹ 10 Lakh loan. 

Applying for Mudra Loan does not require to submit any collateral or third party security. 

Purpose for which Mudra Loan can be used

Mudra Loan scheme helps MSMEs with the following purposes:

  • Starting a new business
  • Expanding the business
  • Purchase of plant and machinery
  • To get working capital for business
  • Purchasing equipment or commercial vehicles
  • Hiring or training staff

Who can apply for Mudra Bank Loan?

The following kinds of business entities can avail the Mudra Loan:

  • Business vendors and shopkeepers
  • Textile industry
  • Food production sector
  • Agricultural activities
  • Artisans
  • Small manufacturers
  • Repairing shops
  • Truck owners
  • Self-proprietors
  • Service sector firms

How to Apply for Pradhan Mantri Mudra Loan?

There are several banks that provide Mudra Loan; all you need to do is follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit mudra.org.in to download the form or visit the nearest commercial or private bank.
  • Submit the loan application form with correct details such as your name, address, contact number and Aadhaar details. 
  • Submit other documents along with the application form like Identity proof, address proof, company address proof, balance sheet, IT Returns and other machinery details.
  • Complete other formalities and procedures by the bank.
  • Documents will be verified by the bank.
  • Once verified, the loan will get credited in the applicant’s account.

Top Mudra Banks in India

Mudra Loans can be availed through approved commercial, cooperative banks, public sector banks and regional rural banks. The eligibility criteria for banks to provide Mudra Loans is mentioned below:

For Commercial Banks

  • Both public sector and private sector banks must have been in operation for at least 3 years with continuous years of profit track record
  • Must not have non-performing assets of more than 3%
  • Commercial banks should have a minimum net worth of ₹ 100 Cr
  • The credit to risk Assets Ratio of the banks should not be less than 9%

Regional Rural Banks

  • Must not have non-performing assets of more than 3%
  • The credit to risk Assets Ratio of the banks should be more than 9%

Here is a list of popular banks from which you can avail a Mudra loan:

Public Sector Banks

  • State Bank of India
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Canara Bank
  • Corporation Bank
  • Central Bank of India

Private Sector Banks

  • Axis Bank Ltd.
  • Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd.
  • City Union Bank Ltd.
  • DCB Bank Ltd.
  • Federal Bank Ltd.
  • HDFC Bank Ltd.

Regional Rural Banks

  • Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
  • Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank
  • Deccan Grameena Bank
  • Saptagiri Grameena Bank
  • Bihar Gramin Bank
  • Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank

Co-operative Banks

  • Gujarat State Co-op Bank Ltd
  • Mehsana Urban Co-op Bank
  • Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank
  • Kalupur Commercial Co-op Bank

MFI List offering mudra loan

  • S V Creditline Pvt. Ltd.
  • Margdarshak Financial Services Ltd.
  • Madura Micro Finance Ltd.
  • ESAF Micro Finance & Investments P. Ltd.
  • Fusion MicroFinance P. Ltd.
  • Ujjivan Financial Services P. Ltd.

List of NBFC

  • Reliance Capital Ltd.
  • Fullerton India Credit Co. Ltd.
  • Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd.
  • SREI Equipment Finance Ltd.
  • Magma Fincorp Ltd.

Mudra Loan Documents

The Mudra Loan eligibility documents that borrowers need to submit along with the application form are listed below:

  • Passport sized photographs of the applicant
  • Proof of Identity such as Aadhaar Card, Passport, Voter I-Card, Driving License, etc.
  • Residential Proof such as Aadhaar Card, Passport, Bank statements, telephone or electricity bill
  • Proof of Address of the enterprise (if any)
  • Proof of identity and license of the enterprise (if any)
  • Proof of quotation of items to be purchased for business use (if any)


Is Mudra Loan offered by all the banks in India?

Yes, they are offered by almost every private and public sector bank in India.

What is the interest rate offered on Mudra Loan?

According to the RBI guidelines, Mudra Loan is offered at reasonable interest rates based on the applicant’s repayment history and requirements.

Is there any subsidy to get a Mudra Loan?

Currently, there is no subsidy to get a Mudra Loan but interest rates under this scheme are much lower than the rates offered by banks.

Is any collateral or security required to avail the Mudra Loan?

No collateral or security is required to avail this loan.

Can physically-challenged people apply for Mudra Loan?

Every Indian citizen is eligible to avail this loan that has a business plan for income generation activity.

Is there any specific format of loan application to apply for Mudra scheme?

Yes, there is a specific format for each category. A one-page format is designed for the Shishu loan. For Tarun and Kishor loan, a three-page specific application format has been designed.

Mudra Loans can be availed for buying a tempo, taxi or auto?

Yes, the loan is available but only if the applicant is going to use it for public transportation.

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