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Role of Micro Finance in Development of Entrepreneurship in India | Original Article

Purushottam Tripathi*, Harshit Tripathi, in International Journal of Information Technology and Management | IT & Management


Microfinance emerged as a noble substitute for informal credit and an effective and Powerful instrument for poverty reduction among people, who are economically active, but financially constrained and vulnerable in various countries. Microfinance covers a broad range of financial services including loans, deposits and payment services and insurance to the poor and low-income households and their micro enterprises. Microfinance institutions have shown a significant contribution towards the poor in rural, semi urban or urban areas for enabling them to raise their income level and living standards in various countries. In developing countries like India the structure of economy is dualistic. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. This worsens the access of poor to economic opportunities and reaches for formal financial services. Small enterprises in India suffer from a great deal of indebtedness and are subject to exploitation in the credit market through high interest rates and lack of convenient access to credit. They need credit to fund their working capital needs on a day-to-day basis as well as long term needs like emergencies or other income related activities. So the need for financial assistance and business development services for the micro and small enterprises is essential to alleviate poverty for consistent economic growth. The focus of the study is to find out whether these micro and small enterprises in and around Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu were able to access Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) for capital loans and services and utilize it for their growth and development