The scheme will be launched to help 2 lakh MFEs by adopting cluster-based approach such as mango in Uttar Pradesh, makhana from Bihar, Kesar in Jammu and Kashmir, mango in Uttar Pradesh, bamboo shoots in North-East, etc.

This fund would help in reaching untapped export markets in view of improved health consciousness.

This latest announcement is part of government’s Rs1.7 lakh crore package that also includes free food grains and cash distributed to the poor section of the society during this lockdown period.