Benaam and badnaam


By Uma Sudhir

Responding to Pranab Mukherjee’s call, the biggest MFI in the country, SKS Microfinance has slashed interest rate to 24 per cent and the Andhra Pradesh government said it would set up a joint working group with industry.

This has happened even as a new scam has surfaced in the debate on regulation of MFIs. Benami loans, made possible by collusion of agents.

With no database or checks on who is borrowing how much and for what purpose, and no regulation on multiple loans, overindebtedness is pushing the most vulnerable to the brink.

Meanwhile, former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has asked people not to repay their loans to the MFIs.

(video of story aired on NDTV)
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About t s sudhir & uma sudhir

Uma Sudhir and T S Sudhir are senior journalists, based in Hyderabad. Both work for NDTV. Uma is a Tamilian, who was educated in
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One Response to Benaam and badnaam

  1. hanmireddy says:

    Rich people get loans at 1/4th of MFI loans! Poor people have to pay more as there is more risk.

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