Mahila Vikas Scheme

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Status: Active

Classification: Public Sector Scheme

Release Date(s):
14th May 2024

Offering: Loan/Credit

Entity Type: Public Sector Bank

Reading Time: 6 Mins

Ticket Size: ₹10 Lakhs to ₹5 Crores

Entity Name: Canara Bank

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About this scheme…

  • Canara Mahila Vikas Scheme, a revamped version of the erstwhile Canara MSE Vijeta Scheme, was launched by Canara Bank in early 2023 to encourage women entrepreneurs for income generation activities in manufacturing, services, trading or small businesses.


How is it being implemented?

Under this Scheme, direct financial assistance in the form of loans is given exclusively to,


What’s on offer?

I. Product

  • Term loan, Overdraft facility
  • Ticket Size: ₹10 Lakhs to ₹5 Crores


II. Purpose:

  • Acquisition of fixed assets
  • Working capital requirements


III. Borrower Type:

  • Individuals, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Corporate Bodies
  • IV. Security or Collateral or Guarantee or Insurance
  • Security: First charge over assets created out of the loan disbursed under the Scheme
  • Collateral: Minimum collateral security of >100% of proposed loan amount by way of Land, Land & Building, and/or Approved Securities shall be stipulated subject to the Risk Rating (Low/Normal/Moderate)
    • 50% of such security in terms of value shall be obtained by way of mortgage of residential or commercial Land & Building only
    • Vacant Land can contribute upto a maximum of 25% of such security in terms of value provided it has clear demarcation and boundaries with approach roads and is allotted by any government or statutory body
    • Land & Building accepted as security under the scheme should be backed by an approved building plan from authorized government agencies
    • In case of Leasehold Properties, mortgage of leasehold rights over the property has to be permitted under the terms of respective lease deed
    • Agricultural Properties shall not be accepted under this Scheme
    • Wherever collateral comfort is less than 100%, CGTMSE (Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises) coverage is to be obtained for the remaining portion not secured by such securities under Hybrid/Partial Collateral Security Model of CGTMSE
    • Existing customers enjoying limits or liability with the Bank may be permitted to switch over to this Scheme upon complying with all the applicable guidelines of the Scheme, subject to the Terms & Conditions
  • Guarantee: Nil
  • Insurance: For more information around this, please contact the Bank via means mentioned below


V. Interest Rate


VI. Processing Fee

  • 50% of applicable charges
    • Applicable charges for Term Loan ranges between 1.00% to 1.50%
    • Applicable charges for Overdraft Facility ranges between 0.30% to 0.50%
  • For more information on this, please refer here
  • Additionally, there will be Documentation and Mortgage charges applicable as well


VII. Margin Money Requirement

  • 20%


VIII. Tenure, Repayments & Pre-Closures

  • Tenure
    • Term Loan: upto 84 months including moratorium
    • Overdraft Facility: tenable for one year, renewed annually
  • Repayments: EMIs
  • Pre-payment & Foreclosure Charges: Pre-payment penalty is waived in respect of credit facilities sanctioned to all MSE (Micro and Small Enterprises) borrowers. For more information, please refer here


IX. Turnaround Time

  • For more information around turnaround time, please contact the Bank via means mentioned below


Interested? Read ahead to check your eligibility….

I. Are you a Micro, Small or Medium Enterprise defind as per MSMED Act?


II. Do you fully own & manage your business?



  • Do you individually or jointly with other women manage and constitute majority (51% and above) of partner’s capital in the Partnership Firm?



  • Do you individually or jointly with other women control the management and constitute majority (51% and above) of share capital in the Body Corporate?

III. Has your business been in operations for atleast 2 years and has a satisfactory track record with the existing banker(s) for last 2 years?



  • In case of a new business, do you, the promoter(s) / founder(s) and the proposed business have satisfactory market opinion?


IV. Is your, the promoter(s) / founder(s), minimum CIC score in individual capacities (i.e. consumer CIC scores) from any empaneled credit bureaus atleast 650?


If your answers to the questions above are an emphatic YES, you are all set to avail loan under Canara Mahila Vikas Scheme!


So…how big is this scheme and what has been done so far?

I. Details of progress under this Scheme do not seem to be available in the public domain


So, now, how should you go about it?

I. For submitting application,






II. For information on documentation requirements, please refer here and click on Documents Required tab. For more information on the application form, please refer here


III. For any queries, please contact HDFC Bank via:



  • Call on toll free number 1800 1030 anytime 24X7 OR call Canara Bank’s MSME Banking unit on +91 80 22240903










Go on then…and do spread the word!


1. About Canara Mahila Vikas Scheme 1
2. About Canara Mahila Vikas Scheme 2
3. Canara Mahila Vikas Scheme Launch Information
4. Canara Bank Q4 2023-24 Investor Presentation
5. Canara Bank Annual Report 2022-23

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