Status: The government continues to provide loans of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 100 lakh to persons from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes under the Stand-up India scheme. However, no dedicated support is provided as yet to the startups set up by individuals from OBC or EWS under the same scheme or otherwise. The government, however, has extended the Stand-up initiative up to 2025; the number of beneficiaries has also increased in the second tenure. i ii