New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) Loans to the tune of Rs 20,900 crore have been sanctioned under the 100-day outreach programme for MSMEs across 104 districts announced in November, a top official said Wednesday. Also Read - Ghaziabad: Containment Zones Go up From 233 to 321 Within a Day Amid Spike in Coronavirus Cases | Check Full List Here

Secretary in the Department of Financial Services Rajeev Kumar said 33 lakh MSMEs have been provided facilities under the 100-day outreach programme. Also Read - SRH Mystery Girl Kavya Maran's Heartbroken Pictures go Viral on Social Media After RCB Beat SRH in IPL 2021 Game

Out of these, 6.36 lakh MSMEs in 39 districts are under the textiles sector. Also Read - Woman Beats Boss With Mop After He Sent Her Lewd Texts, Hailed As a Hero For Standing Up to Him | Watch

“Loans to the tune of Rs 20,900 crore have been provided to MSMEs in 104 districts, including Rs 6,500 crore for the textiles sector enterprises,” Kumar said at an outreach event for MSMEs in the textiles sector.

In November last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a slew of measures, including sanction of loans of up to Rs 1 crore to small and medium enterprises in 59 minutes through a special portal and 2 per cent interest subvention or rebate for GST-registered MSMEs on incremental loan of up to Rs 1 crore, among others.

He had also launched the 100 days programme for support and outreach to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), identifying 100 districts across the country.

Textile Minister Smriti Irani said as many as 21 crore Indians are linked to the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, while Rs 3,000 crore has been disbursed as claim amount.

“Whether it be Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana or Suraksha Bima Yojana, today 21 crore Indians are linked to these two schemes and money is disbursed as soon as the claim is filed. Till today Rs 3,000 crore has been given under these two schemes,” Irani said.

Kumar said the Department of Financial Services is ensuring that claims filed under the two insurance schemes are processed in a timely fashion.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.