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Annual Report 2011-12
:: SME & AGRI FINANCE
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Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Finance
The importance of SME sector is well-recognized world over owing to its
significant contribution in achieving various socio-economic objectives,
such as employment generation, contribution to national output and exports,
fostering new entrepreneurship and to provide depth to the industrial
base of the economy. India has a vibrant SME sector that plays an important
role in sustaining economic growth, increasing trade, generating employment
and creating new entrepreneurship in India.
Indian SMEs require business advisory services to enhance their international
competitiveness in a highly competitive globalising world. The SMEs
find the services of reputed national and international consultants
as not cost effective and often, not adequately focused. Recognising
this knowledge gap, Exim Bank of India has been endeavouring to provide
a suite of services to its SME clients. These include providing business
leads, handholding during the process of winning an export contract
and thus assisting the generation of export business on success fee
basis, countries/ sector information dissemination, capacity building
in niche areas such as quality, safety, export marketing, etc. and financial
advisory services such as loan syndication, etc.
DEBT RESTRUCTURING SCHEME FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES(SMEs)
- Export Performance of Small and
Medium Enterprises in India  Research Brief
- Occasional Paper : Institutional Support to SMEs A Study of Trade
and Investment Potential
- Occational Paper : Institutional Support Systems for SMEs in India
and International Experiences
The globalization and post-WTO scenario offers considerable scope for exports of Indian agricultural products. Exim Bank has a dedicated Agri Business Group to cater to the financing needs of export oriented companies dealing in agricultural products.
Financial assistance is provided by way of term loans, pre-shipment/post-shipment credit, overseas buyers' credit, bulk import finance, guarantees etc. Term loans with varying maturities are provided for setting up processing facilities, expansion, modernization, purchase of equipment, import of equipment/technology, financing overseas joint ventures and acquisitions etc.
The Bank has strong linkages with other stakeholders in agri sector such as Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GoI, NABARD, APEDA, Small Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC), National Horticultural Board etc. Apart from financing, the Bank also provides a range of advisory services to agri exporters.
The Bank also publishes a number of Occasional Papers, Working Papers on export potential of various sub-sectors in agriculture and a bi-monthly publication in different languages on global scenario in agri-business and opportunities therein.
For further details of Exim Bank's financial assistance and services pertaining to the agricultural sector, please visit our dedicated web-portal on agri business