The government released Rs. 4.14 crore for interest-free loans to Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA) groups, MEPMA Project Director M. Venkatasubbaiah said on Sunday. The interest-free loan amounts were deposited in the accounts of the groups which repaid the loans taken through bank linkage under the scheme which came into force on January 1 last year, he said in a statement.