Stree Shakti Package for Women Entrepreneurs

There is a lot of focus on promoting women entrepreneurship in India with the government and financial institutions having various schemes. One such scheme promoted by the State Bank of India (SBI) is Stree Shakti Package for Women Entrepreneurs. In this article, we look at the SBI Stree Sakthi Package for women Entrepreneurs in detail.

Stree Shakti Package Eligibility

Businesses operated by women entrepreneurs are eligible to receive loan under Stree Shakti Package. For the purpose of identifying “Women Entrepreneurs” businesses, the definition recommended by the MSME Department of India will be applicable.  As per definition, a Women Entrepreneur business is “A small scale industrial unit / industry related service or business enterprise managed by one or more women entrepreneurs in proprietary concerns or in which she/they individually or jointly have a share capital of not less than 51% as partners /shareholders/Directors of Private Limited Company/Members of Co-operative Society.

Thus, women entrepreneurs or women entrepreneur business in retail trade, manufacturing or services are eligible for the scheme. Also, Women professionals like Doctors, Beauticians, Architects and Chartered Accountants can avail loan under the Stree Shakti package.

Amount of Loan

Loan in the form of term loan or working capital can be provided under the Stree Shakti package. The quantum of loan provided would be based on the borrower profile and the following guidelines:

• Retail traders: Rs. 50000 to Rs.2 Lakhs
• Business enterprises: Rs. 50000 to Rs.2 Lakhs
• Professionals: Rs. 50000 to Rs.25 Lakhs
• SSI: Rs. 50000 to Rs.25 Lakhs

As the package is aimed at Women Entrepreneurs, concessions or relaxations in margin is in-built into the scheme along with low floating rate of interest, linked to the base rate of the bank.

Collateral Requirement

No collateral is required for loan of upto Rs.10 lakhs, extended to MSME enterprises owned by Women Entrepreneurs . Further, loans to women entrepreneurs of upto Rs.100 lakhs that can be covered under the CGTMSE scheme also requires no collateral. However, collateral is a must for any loan above Rs.1 crore or based on the borrower profile.

Documents Required

Proof of identity: Voter’s ID Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ PAN Card/ signature identification from present bankers of proprietor, partner or Director (if a company).

Proof of residence:  Recent telephone bill, electricity bill, property tax receipt/ passport/ Voter’s ID Card of proprietor, partner or Director (if a company).

Proof of business address

Proof of Minority

Last three years balance sheets of the units along with income/sales tax returns etc.Memorandum and articles of association of the Company/ Partnership Deed of partners etc.

Assets and liabilities statement of promoters and guarantors along with latest income tax returns.

Rent Agreement (if business premises on rent) and clearance from pollution control board if applicable.

SSI registration if applicable.

Projected balance sheets for the next two years in case of working capital limits and for the period of the loan in case of term loan.

In case of takeover of advances, sanction letters of facilities being availed from existing bankers/ Financial Institutions along with detailed terms and conditions.

Profile of the unit (includes names of promoters, other directors in the company, the activity being undertaken, addresses of all offices and plants, shareholding pattern etc.

Last three years balance sheets of the Associate/Group Companies (If any).

Project report (for the proposed project if term funding is required) containing details of the machinery to be acquired, from whom to be acquired, price, names of suppliers, financial details like capacity of machines, capacity utilization assumed, production, sales, projected profit and loss and balance sheets for the next 7to 8 years till the proposed loan is to be paid, the details of labour, staff to be hired, basis of assumption of such financial details etc.

Review of account containing month wise sales (quantity and value both), production (quantity and value), imported raw material (quantity and value), indigenous raw material (quantity and value), value of stocks in process, finished goods (quantity and value), debtors, creditors, bank’s outstandings for working capital limits, term loan limits, bills discounted.

Photocopies of lease deeds/title deeds of all the properties being offered as primary and collateral securities.

Position of accounts from the existing bankers and confirmation about the asset being Standard with them (In case of takeover).

Manufacturing process if applicable, major profile of executives in the company, any tie-ups, details about raw material used and their suppliers, details about the buyers, details about major competitors and the company’s strength and weaknesses as compared to their competitors etc.

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