Published On: Tue, Jul 25th, 2017

Grants Under MDA Scheme

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Under the Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) Scheme, lumpsum assistance is provided to Export Promotion Councils/ Trade Promotion Organizations for the following:


(i)                 to assist exporters with a f.o.b. value of exports of upto Rs.30 crore [relaxed in the case of events in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Region],for  participation in approved export promotion events abroad including reimbursement of air fares and cost of rented space.

(ii)               to assist Export Promotion Councils /Trade Promotion Organizations  to undertake export promotion activities for their product(s) and commodities in India and abroad.


The funds released to the eligible agencies under the MDA Scheme during the last three years are as under:



Financial Assistance provided



Rs. 50.00 crore



Rs. 48.74 crore



Rs. 45.93 crore



The Scheme now stands merged with the Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme.


This information was given by the Commerce and Industry Minister

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman taking charge as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce and Industry, in New Delhi on May 27, 2014.

in a written reply in Lok Sabha today


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