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RBI to conduct first special long-term repo operations of Rs 10,000 crore on May 17

The facility will be available till October 31, 2021. In a statement, RBI said it will conduct one auction for SLTRO each month.

Published: 08th May 2021 11:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2021 11:56 AM   |  A+A-

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A security woman guards at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai. (File photo| PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said it will conduct the first auction for special long-term repo operations (SLTRO) of Rs 10,000 crore for Small Finance Banks (SFBs) on May 17.

In a bid to provide further support to small business units, micro and small industries, and other unorganised sector entities adversely affected during the current wave of the pandemic, the RBI has decided to conduct SLTRO of Rs 10,000 crore at the repo rate for the SFBs, to be deployed for fresh lending of up to Rs 10 lakh per borrower.

The facility will be available till October 31, 2021. In a statement, RBI said it will conduct one auction for SLTRO each month. "The first auction will be conducted on May 17, 2021, for Rs 10,000 crore. The unutilised portion of notified Rs 10,000 crore will be carried forward in each subsequent auction until fully utilised or till the last auction, whichever is earlier," it said.

In case of over-subscription of the notified amount, the allotment will be done on a pro-rata basis, the central bank said.  The minimum bid amount would be Rs 1 crore.



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