• Posted on: 29 January 2016
  • By: admin

This is one of the greatest initiatives by Government to assist SMEs.


MDA scheme offers funding for:

1. Participation by manufacturing Small & Micro Enterprises in International Trade Fairs/ Exhibitions under MSME India stall.

2. Sector specific market studies by Industry Associations/ Export Promotion Councils/ Federation of Indian Export Organisation.

3. Initiating/ contesting anti-dumping cases by SSI Associations and

4. Reimbursement of 75% of one time registration fee and 75% of annual fees (recurring) paid to GSI by Small & Micro units for the first three years for bar code.

 Participation by manufacturing Small & Micro Enterprises in International Trade Fairs/ Exhibitions under MSME India stall 


Eligibility criteria

i) Unit having valid permanent registration as SME with District Industries Centre.

ii) The selection of small/ micro manufacturing units would be done by MSME-DIs as per display product profile, theme of the fair and space availability.

iii) Micro & Small manufacturing enterprise can avail this facility only once a year

iv) Only one person of the participating unit would be eligible for subsidy on air fare.

v) the participating units under MSME India stall at International Trade Fairs/ Exhibitions has to pay 50% of space rental charges of booked space (min. 6 sq.mtr.)

by enterprises of General categories through MSME-DIs by a DD favouring PAO (MSME), New Delhi at least one month advance of the commencement of the event.

In addition to this, selected units can book more space in multiple of 1x3 sq.mtr. on pro-rata basis and make payment accordingly. 

Women, SC&ST entrepreneurs & entrepreneurs from North Eastern Region need not to pay space rental charges.

vi) The representatives of the participating units are required to carry and manage the samples (to and fro including custom clearance etc.)  for display under MSME India stall at the International Trade Fairs/ Exhibitions.


Permissible Subsidy


i) Govt. of India will reimburse 75% of air fare by economy class and 50% space rental charges for Micro & Small manufacturing enterprises of General category entrepreneurs.

(ii) For Women/SC/ST Entrepreneurs & Entrepreneurs from North Eastern Region Govt. of India will reimburse 100% of space rent and economy class air fare.

(iii) The total subsidy on air fare & space rental charges will be restricted to Rs.1.25 lakhs per unit


Other conditions:

(i) Assistance shall be available for travel by one permanent employee/ Director/ partner/ proprietor of the MSE unit in economy class.

(ii) Space allocation will be made by O/o DC (MSME) at its discretion and the decision will be final and binding.

(iii) The offer is available on first come first served basis till space is available. 

Procedure for Availing Subsidy

The application must reach to the Office of DC (MSME) through concerned MSME-DIs at least one month in advance of the commencement of the event. The application must be accompanied by:

(i) Copy of the valid SSI registration issued by concerned Director of Industries.

(ii) Demand Draft in favour of PAO (MSME), New Delhi for 50% rental charges of the booked space.

(iii) Details of one or two participating representatives of the unit with photo copy of their valid passport.

(iv) Proof of ownership of the unit as SC/ST/Women.


On the completion of the event, the participating unit must submit a claim for payment enclosing the following:

(i) Pre-receipted bill in duplicate.

(ii) Photocopy of passport indicating therein entries regarding departure from and arrival in India and also the country visited.

(iii) Original air ticket used during the journey. In case original air ticket is lost, a copy of the same along-with a certificate indicating details of travel from the concerned airline may be furnished.

(iv) Participated units should furnish feedback report like business generated with value including confirmed orders obtained etc.

(v) Claim form must be submitted within one month of return to India on completion of activity.

(vi) No refund/ adjustment of rental charges will be made by O/o DC (MSME).