Q. With reference to Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) scheme for Specified Agriculture Products, consider the following statements:
1. The scheme aims to provide assistance for only the international component of freight and marketing of agricultural produce.
2. It was launched by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is correctThe scheme aims to provide assistance for the international component of freight and marketing of agricultural produce. The assistance will help mitigate the disadvantage of higher freight costs faced by the Indian exporters of agriculture products. 
  • Statement 2 is incorrect: Scheme was launched by Ministry of Commerce and Industry 

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