India International Cooperative Trade Fair (IICTF)
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The Government of India has recently introduced the first ever Agriculture Export Policy to support the efforts aimed at doubling the farmers income. The National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), with mandate under the NCDC Act, 1963 has been focusing on agri-exports also, in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Doubling the Farmers Income set up by the Government of India. It is  estimated that 94% of the Indian farmers are members of at least one cooperative institution. NCDC extends financial assistance to cooperatives at all the three tiers i.e., Primary, District and Apex/Multi state. During the current financial year alone, NCDC has sanctioned more than Rs. 34,000 crore to various cooperatives apart from those in agriculture and allied sectors, across the country while maintaining its net NPA at zero level.

2. After the introduction of the Agriculture Export Policy, NCDC, as the lead organization, is going to organize the First Ever “India International Cooperative Trade Fair (IICTF)” on 11-13 October 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The aim is to have domestic participation from cooperatives of at least 15 Indian States / UTs and international participation from different trade regions across the world. NCDC has requested our Ministry for support of our Missions in mobilizing maximum number of buyers from abroad. The buyers can be from cooperative, corporate, private, government sectors. The websites of IICTF are and

3.Though the international buyers can be from cooperative, corporate, private, government, IICTF covers exhibitors / sellers / buyers who have primary focus on the Cooperative-to-Cooperative trade on sectors such as agriculture and allied sectors complete value chains, commodities, exports, technology, climate smart agriculture, processing, packaging, storage, machinery, brand promotion, marketing, coop-banking, IT, cyber-security, livestock, dairy, fisheries, handloom, handicrafts, textiles, consumer goods, retail, hospitality, insurance, finance, healthcare, products by women groups and capacity development. NCDC suggests early registration as the Trade Fair has evoked a lot of enthusiasm among Indian cooperatives. The basic exhibition space units are of 9 square meters (3x3) size.

4. The prospective participants may reach the ICTF facilitation cell in NCDC as follows: +91-11-26962478, 26960796 or on Emails of Shri Sundeep Kumar Nayak, MD, NCDC (+919868849773) are and

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