(The Gist of PIB) India International Cooperatives Trade Fair
(The Gist of PIB) India International Cooperatives Trade Fair [OCTOBER-2019]
India International Cooperatives Trade Fair
The first ever ‘India International Cooperatives Trade Fair’(IICTF) is going to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 11th till 13thOctober, 2019.
The Trade Fair is aimed at promoting cooperative to cooperative trade within India and abroad leading to enhanced rural and farm prosperity.
Steered by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), the Fair is being conducted with the support of one international organization (NEDAC), three Ministries, four State Governments and several apex level Indian cooperative organizations.
Yuva Sahakar ¬Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme 2019:
NCDC has formulated Yuva Sahakar ¬Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme 2019 which will be launched during the fair by Union Minister for Agriculture.
The Scheme has an annual outlay of 100 crores.
The Scheme is liberal to cooperatives in the North Eastern Region, cooperatives registered and operating in Aspirational Districts as identified by NITI Aayog, cooperatives with 100 % women/SC/ST/ PwD members.
It is in line with Government’s focus on programmes like Start-up India and Stand-up India aimed at young entrepreneurs with new and innovative ideas.