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Celebrating 34 Years of Empowering Entrepreneurs: SIDBI Marks Another Milestone

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) proudly commemorates 34 years of fostering entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth in India. Since its inception in 1990, SIDBI has been instrumental in transforming the landscape of MSME financing and development in the country.SIDBI – Celebrating 34 Years of Empowering EntrepreneursEstablished under the SIDBI Act of 1989, SIDBI has continuously evolved to meet the dynamic needs of the MSME sector, playing a pivotal role in driving economic growth, generating employment opportunities, and fostering inclusive development across India.Over the past three decades, SIDBI has successfully implemented various initiatives and schemes aimed at providing financial assistance, capacity building, and technological support to MSMEs. These initiatives have not only facilitated access to credit but have also enhanced the competitiveness and sustainability of MSMEs, thereby contributing significantly to the countrys socio-economic progress. In celebrating 34 years of unwavering commitment, SIDBI acknowledges the invaluable support and collaboration of its stakeholders, including the Government of India, state governments, partner financial institutions, industry associations, and, most importantly, the MSME community.To mark the occasion, a celebration was held on 2nd April 2024, marking the virtual assembly of SIDBI officials from pan India. During the event, Shri S. Ramann, CMD, SIDBI, expressed his gratitude, emphasizing the institutions dedication to fostering the growth of MSMEs as a crucial driver of Indias economic prosperity. Mr. Ramann stated, “As we commemorate this significant milestone, we renew our pledge to empower MSMEs and champion entrepreneurship for Indias economic advancement.” He highlighted the importance of formalizing informal entities and announced increased resources allocated to initiatives such as PRAAYAS and the innovative digital platform, GST SAHAY.Shri Sivasubramanian Ramann, CMD, SIDBIFurthermore, Shri. Ramann underscored SIDBIs successful engagement with FinTech companies and reiterated the institutions unwavering support for smaller entities grappling with high interest rates. In addition to CMD’s remarks, Shri Sudatta Mandal, DMD, celebrated SIDBIs achievement of surpassing a balance sheet milestone of Rs. 5.2 lakh crore. He emphasized the institutions commitment to streamlining credit delivery processes for exponential growth.Shri. Prakash Kumar, DMD, elaborated on SIDBIs evolving role under the Development Financial Institution (DFI) banner, praising visionary leadership for guiding its transformation. The event featured insightful presentations from department heads of various verticals, including Digital Initiatives, NBFC, Partner Lending, Green Climate Finance, and Programmes for Development and Impact.Looking ahead, SIDBI remains resolute in its mission to catalyze MSME growth, nurture entrepreneurship, and contribute to building a robust and resilient Indian economy.About Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)SIDBI is the Principal Financial Institution for Promotion, Financing and Development of the MSME sector. SIDBI has been playing a significant role in developing the financial services for MSME sector through various interventions including Refinance to Banks, Credit Guarantee programs, Development of the MFI sector, Contribution to Venture capital/AIF funds, MSME ratings, promoting digital lending ecosystem, etc. The Bank has proactively been working towards Energy Efficiency (EE) in MSMEs since 2005-06 using support of multilateral institutions like World Bank, ADB, GiZ, FCDO, JICA, AFD, KfW etc. for energy efficient projects. Furthermore, SIDBI has been touching the lives of citizens across various strata of society through its integrated, innovative, and inclusive approach. Be it traditional, domestic small entrepreneurs, bottom-of-the-pyramid entrepreneurs, to high-end knowledge-based entrepreneurs, SIDBI has directly or indirectly impacted the lives of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) through various credit and developmental measures.To know more, check out www.sidbi.in.

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