• Tea smallholder less than 50 acres 
  • Recommendation of;
    Tea Small Holdings Development Authority – if less than 10 acres
    Sri Lanka Tea Board – if less than 50 acres

Maximum Loan Amount

  • Rs. 30.0 Mn. (maximum loan amount for credit facilities which are eligible for grant component is Rs. 5.0 Mn.)

Repayment Period 

  • 10 Years (if machinery – life time)

Special Conditions 

Eligibility criteria for grant component

  • The maximum extent of the Tea cultivation land should be below 10 Acre
  • Grant component will be provided for Tea new plantation and replantation
  • The maximum loan size to be eligible for grant is Rs. 5.0 Mn and the maximum loan grant component is Rs. 1.0 Mn.
  • Early settlement will not be allowed for borrowers, who have obtained the grant component
SMELoC - Tea Smallholder Credit Line

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