Small Industries Development Bank of India

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Small Industries Development Bank of India is a non-independent financial institution aimed to aid the growth and development of micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSME) in India. 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] 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 INR5 lakh.[citation needed]

It is the Principal Financial Institution for the Promotion, Financing and Development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector and for Co-ordination of the functions of the institutions engaged in similar activities.[1]

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. Another entity founded by SIDBI is ISARC - India SME Asset Reconstruction Company in 2009, as specialized entities for NPA resolution for SME.


The purpose is to provide refinance facilities and short term lending to industries.[citation needed] Its headquarters is in Lucknow.[2] Chairman & Managing Director


SIDBI retained its position in the top 30 Development Banks of the World in the latest ranking of The Banker, London. As per the May 2001 issue of The Banker, London, SIDBI ranked 25th both in terms of Capital and Assets.[updation needed]

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. During the year 2002-03 the aggregate sanction and disbursements of SIDBI amounted to INR10,904 crore and INR6,789 crore respectively. SIDBI has been permitted to raise finances up to INR2,730 crore the year 2013 onward by the Reserve Bank of India.[3] • Mission • "To facilitate and strengthen credit flow to MSMEs and address both financial and developmental gaps in the MSME eco-system" • Vision • To emerge as a single window for meeting the financial and developmental needs of the MSME sector to make it strong, vibrant and globally competitive, to position SIDBI Brand as the preferred and customer - friendly institution and for enhancement of share - holder wealth and highest corporate values through modern technology platform


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