As part of comprehensive policy package for MSMEs, MSME-MDA scheme has been announced with a view to increasing the participation of representatives of participating units. The provision of MSME-MDA scheme has been modified recently.MDAis offered in three forms as mentioned below:
1. Participation in the international exhibitions/fairs - For registered small & micro manufacturing enterprises with DI/DIC.
2. Financial assistance for using Global Standards (GS1) in barcoding.
3. Recognised importance of barcoding and avail financial assistance through Office of the DC (MSME).
Purchase and Price Preference Policy - This is administered through Single Point Registration Scheme of NSIC. Under this, 358 items are reserved for exclusive purchase from MSME by the Central Government. Other facilities include tender documents free of cost, exemption from earnest money and security deposit and 15% price preference in Central Government purchases - for individual MSMEs.
The scheme offers funding up to 75% in respect of to and fro air fare for participation by MSME entrepreneurs in overseas fairs/trade delegations. The scheme also has provision of funding for producing publicity material (up to 25% of costs), sector specific studies (up to Rs.2 lakh) and for contesting anti-dumping cases (50% up to Rs.1 lakh) - for individual MSMEs & associations.
Individual MSMEs & industry associations.
Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria may send their applications to Office of the DC (MSME) through the concerned MSME DIs.