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Govt’s fresh stimulus package to raise fiscal deficit by 60 bps, opens Rs 70,000 cr new loan window: Report

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Assuming an equal distribution of the new announcement of Rs 1.10 lakh crore, with 50 percent and 75 percent guarantee cover and risk weight of 100 percent, banks may have a capital relief of around Rs 7,500 crore that can further generate a credit of around Rs 70,000 crore, according to an SBI Research analysis.

Govt’s fresh stimulus package to raise fiscal deficit by 60 bps, opens Rs 70,000 cr new loan window: Report
The latest credit push for the pandemic-hit sectors and other relief supports will have an additional 60 basis points impact on the fiscal deficit, and can offer an additional liquidity window of Rs 70,000 crore to banks, says a report.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced Rs 1.5 lakh crore of additional credit for small businesses, more funds for the healthcare sector, loans to tourism agencies and guides, and waiver of visa fees as part of a credit-led package to support the pandemic-hit economy.
The package mostly made up of government guarantees to banks and microfinance institutions for loans they extend to the pandemic-hit sectors, totals up to Rs 6.29 lakh crore together with the previous such packages. Assuming an equal distribution of the new announcement of Rs 1.10 lakh crore, with 50 percent and 75 percent guarantee cover and risk weight of 100 percent, banks may have a capital relief of around Rs 7,500 crore that can further generate a credit of around Rs 70,000 crore, according to an SBI Research analysis.
The fiscal impact of the latest announcements and earlier is not linear as a substantial portion of the package is contingent liabilities. Ignoring these, the immediate impact will be slightly over Rs 1.23 lakh crore which will be around 0.6 percent of the GDP, SBI chief economist Soumya Kanti Ghosh said in the report. Monday's announcement broadly emphasises four sectors health, tourism, MFIs and agriculture. The other measures announced fine-tune the scope of the already existing arrangements, he said.
Under the credit guarantee schemes to further the flow of credit to the weaker sections of the society, guarantees will be provided to banks for loans to new or existing NBFC-MFIs or MFIs for lending up to Rs 1.25 lakh to around 25 lakh small borrowers. The interest rate on such loans will be capped at MCLR plus 2 percent. Though most of the latest announcements are part/extension of the past packages, overall, this is a timely relief to the sectors/segments that were impacted most by the second wave of the pandemic.
The Rs 50,000-crore guarantee cover package to boost the medical infrastructure in underserved areas across the 124 aspirational districts, can lead to the overall improvement in human development, the report said. At present, as per MSME website, 124 districts are recognised as aspirational districts. The maximum loan size under the scheme is kept at Rs 100 crore with an interest rate cap of 7.95 percent and a guarantee duration of three years.
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