NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will provide federal support for the transportation of some farm products to make Indian goods more competitive in foreign markets, the government said in a statement http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=189200 on Tuesday.
The scheme will be applicable for a year to March, 2020.
The government will reimburse the freight paid by Indian exporters through a cash transfer to their bank accounts, the statement said.
The free-on-board deals, where the buyer pays the freight, will not be covered by the scheme.
It excludes key export items such as wheat, rice and meat.
(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; editing by David Evans)