Nirvik Scheme

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News:Ministry of Commerce & Industry through Export Credit Guarantee Corporation(ECGC) has introduced a new Export Credit Insurance Scheme (ECIS) called NIRVIK.

Facts:

About the scheme:

  • The scheme aims to ease the lending process and enhance loan availability for exporters.
  • Under the scheme,the insurance cover guaranteed will cover up to 90% of the principal and interest.The insurance cover will include both pre and post-shipment credit.
  • Currently,the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India(ECGC) provides credit guarantee of up to 60 percent loss.

Benefits of the scheme:

  • This scheme will help make Indian exports competitive and make ECGC procedures exporter friendly, benefiting MSME exporters.
  • The insurance cover is also expected to bring down the cost of credit due to capital relief, less provision requirement and liquidity due to quick settlement of claims.

Additional information:

Export Credit Guarantee Corporation(ECGC):

  • ECGC is a premier export credit agency of the Government of India to provide Export Credit Insurance Services to facilitate exports from the country.It was founded in 1957.It is headquartered at Mumbai.
  • The ECGC offers credit insurance schemes to exporters to protect them against losses due to non-payment of export dues by overseas buyers due to political or commercial risks.