Empowering Indian MSMEs: Self-Reliant India (SRI) Fund

Empowering Indian MSMEs: Self-Reliant India (SRI) Fund

Empowering Indian MSMEs: Self-Reliant India (SRI) Fund


In a recent development, the Minister of State for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises provided valuable insights regarding the Self-Reliant India (SRI) Fund.

Self-Reliant India (SRI) Fund:

Within the corridors of India’s economic revival strategies, the Self-Reliant India (SRI) Fund is a part of the  Atmanirbhar Bharat package. This initiative earmarks Rs. 50,000 crores, a testament to the government’s unwavering commitment towards the growth and prosperity of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Objectives of the SRI Fund:

  • Catalyze Viable and High-Potential MSMEs: The very essence of the SRI Fund lies in empowering the unassuming MSMEs, propelling them into the stratosphere of growth and success. Armed with equity funding, this fund seeks to bring life into the dreams of promising ventures, fostering a new era of dynamism and expansion.
  • Fortify the MSME Sector’s Economic Backbone: SRI Fund envisions a future where the MSME sector becomes the veritable backbone of the Indian economy. By nurturing innovation, entrepreneurship, and a dogged spirit of competitiveness, this transformative force aims to orchestrate a symphony of economic prosperity.
  • Technological Upgradation and Research: With a resolute focus on research and development, this brings the way for breakthrough innovations, casting a vibrant hue on India’s technological prowess.
  • Enhanced Market Access for MSMEs: This endeavors to catapult MSMEs onto the global stage, where they shall commandeer the narrative of success.

Main Highlights:

  • Government of India, reserving a substantial Rs. 10,000 Crore to initiate the equity infusion into MSMEs, acts as a catalyst, propelling these enterprises towards a trajectory of growth and success.
  • The SRI Fund forges partners with the Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) funds, amounting to Rs. 40,000 Crore. Leveraging the expertise of the private sector.