Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch on April 8 the Rs 20,000 crore bank, which will be an agency to refinance micro-finance institutions which will also act as regulator for the sector. Name the Bank?: MUDRA Bank
Explanation: The government proposes to set up the Bank through a statutory enactment. This bank would be responsible for regulating and refinancing all MFIs which are in the business of lending to micro or small business entities engaged in manufacturing, trading and services activities. Set up of Mudra Bank was announced by the finance minister in the budget 2015. MUDRA Bank will refinance Micro-Finance Institutions through a Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana. However bank would also partner with state level/regional level coordinators to provide finance to last mile financier of small/micro business enterprises. It would lay down policy guidelines for micro/small enterprise financing business, registration of MFI entities, regulation of MFI entities and accreditation /rating of MFI entities. It will also frame guidelines for financing practices to ward-off indebtedness and ensure proper client protection principles and methods of recovery.