Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off the 100th Kisan Rail of the country on December 28. The train will run from Maharashtra’s Sangola to West Bengal’s Shalimar. Kisan Rail is a special train that is used for transporting agricultural produce and it acts as a seamless supply chain of perishable goods.
The 1st Kisan Rail of the country was started on 7th August 2020 from Devlali to Danapur. It was further extended up to Muzaffarpur. This 1st Kisan Rail was inaugurated by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar along with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. The frequency of the train was earlier weekly but it was increased to 3 days a week after the good response by the farmers.
Kisan Rail ensures the fast transportation of agricultural produce across the country.