SIDBI AGM In Lucknow : Loan & Advances Increased By 29 Percent In 2021

Goal has been set to reduce the turnaround and provide low-cost credit to the MSMEs

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) held its 24th Annual General Meeting at its Head Office Lucknow. In the Annual General Meeting, audited financial results of SIDBI for the year ended March 31, 2022 were approved.
Sivasubramanian Ramann, IA&AS, Chairman and Managing Director of SIDBI, briefed the members about good growth in business of SIDBI during FY 2021-2022. It was informed that SIDBI has achieved all round growth in all business verticals. Disbursements of SIDBI increased from Rs. 96029 crore in FY2021 to Rs.143758 crore in FY2022, a growth of 50%. Total assets of the Bank increased from Rs. 1.92 lakh crore to Rs. 2.47 lakh crore, growth of 29%. Bank has achieved income of Rs. 9139 crore and net profit of Rs. 1958 crore in FY2022. Networth increased by 14% to Rs. 23497 crore. The Earnings Per Share (EPS) was Rs.36.79 in FY2022. Gross and Net NPA as a percentage of its net outstanding stood at 0.11% and 0.07%, respectively, as on March 31, 2022. Capital Adequacy Ratio of the Bank as on March 31, 2022 stood at 24.28%. Despite being a pandemic-disrupted year, the Bank has maintained its leadership position and delivered growth in key parameters. The AGM approved the payment of dividend of 15% for FY 2022.

Ramann mentioned that We, at SIDBI, are working towards strengthening and deepening the MSME sector. SIDBI aims at growing its balance sheet to `5 trillion to facilitate increased credit to MSME sector, in line with the GoI vision of making India a USD 5 trillion economy.

Utilising the facility extended by RBI in the form of Special Liquidity Fund, SIDBI has launched innovative schemes to meet short- and medium-term needs of the MSME sector, especially smaller/underserved/unserved MSEs, through
‘SIDBI MSME Covid Response Fund (SMCRF)’ to provide funding to MSMEs / small businesses / micro finance borrowers through investment in debt instruments of financial institutions (FIs) such as NBFCs, Fin-Tech companies and Micro Finance companies, partial Guarantee Pool Loan Issuance Scheme wherein the Bank would provide loan to well managed and performing multiple small and mid-sized NBFCs and MFIs, which would be backed by a common partial guarantee provided by a third party / arranger, SIDBI has been pioneer in developing digital interventions like PSBLoansin59minutes and Receivables Exchange of India (RXIL) (TReDS platform).

Bringing convergence in the developmental and financing roles of the Bank, SIDBI is developing new channels for credit intervention. One such channel GST Sahay, a first reference app for invoice-based financing (not invoice discounting) for small businesses, is under development. Another digital intervention aimed by the Bank is the MSME Formalisation Project, targeted to provide MSMEs better digital access to Governance, Markets and Financial Services. Udyam registration is expected to open new door to informal sector to get assistance from formal institutions. SIDBI is supporting Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) which is an initiative of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), to promote open networks for exchange of goods and services over digital/electronic networks. Additionally, SIDBI has also been streamlining and digitizing its own credit processes creating an end-to-end solution starting from enquiry of loan to disbursement. The goal has been set to reduce the turnaround and provide low-cost credit to the MSMEs.

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