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Various schemes to provide financial assistance to persons with disability for self-employment

Schemes implemented through State Channelizing Agencies (SACs) and Nationalized Banks

There are a few schemes for persons with disabilities which have been implemented through SACs and Nationalized Banks to financially support them. Small descriptions have been given below.

For setting up small business in Service/Trading sector:

Loan amount: Up to Rs. 3 lakh for sales/trading activity and Rs. 5 lakh for service sector.

Condition: The disabled person must operate the small business, project or activity for which the loan has been sought and also must employ at least 15% disabled people.

For purchase of vehicle for commercial activity:

Loan amount: A maximum Rs. 10 lakh

Eligible vehicles: All commercial vehicles including auto rickshaw will be eligible.

For setting up small industrial unit:

Loan amount: U to Rs. 25 lakh

Condition: The disabled person must operate the small industrial unit in manufacturing, fabrication and production business for which the loan has been sought and also must employ at least 15% disabled people.

For Agricultural activities:

Loan amount: Maximum Rs. 10 lakh

Loan is provided to disabled persons for agricultural production, irrigation, horticulture, sericulture, purchase of agriculture machinery/equipment for agricultural service, marketing of agricultural products.

For self-employment amongst persons with mental retardation, cerebral palsy and autism:

Loan amount: Up to Rs. 10 lakh

In this case, the financial assistance is provided through their parents or legal guardian or spouse of the dependent mentally disable person.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Any Indian citizen having 40% or above disability
  • Age criteria- A beneficiary must be between 18 and 45 years
  • Must have a professional degree from a recognized university/institute

Rate of interest:

Loan amount Interest rate (annually)
Up to Rs. 50,000/- 5% p.a.

 

Above Rs. 50,000/- and Up to Rs. 5.0 lakh 6% p.a.
Above Rs. 5.0 lakh and Up to Rs. 15.0 lakh 7%
Above Rs. 15.0 lakh and Up to Rs. 25.0 lakh 8%

Rebate: A rebate of 1% on interest rate will be provided to women beneficiaries.

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