The 28th Meeting of the Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) reviewed the flow of credit to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. A per the RBI, during the meeting, the SAC reviewed the flow of credit to MSMEs and deliberated on issues related to assessing and bridging the credit gap for the sector, exploring digital solutions for improved credit linkage, accelerating adoption of TReDS, credit support to women entrepreneurs, revival and rehabilitation of stressed MSMEs, and credit guarantee schemes, among others.
The meeting was chaired by RBI Deputy Governor Swaminathan J, who, in his keynote address emphasised the significant role of the MSME sector, particularly in the context of the goal of attaining developed economy status by 2047. He stressed the need for collaborative efforts on the part of all stakeholders to unlock the full potential of MSMEs and highlighted various initiatives taken by the Reserve Bank such as the Account Aggregator (AA) framework, the digital Public Tech Platform to enable delivery of frictionless credit and the regulatory sandbox on MSME lending. He also dwelt on the important role of Industry Associations in information dissemination and capacity building among MSMEs.