100th Kisan Rail of India – Key Facts
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 100th Kisan Rail was flagged off virtually by the prime minister.
- The 100th Kisan rail will carry vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, drumsticks, capsicum, onions, chilies, etc., and fruits like bananas, grapes, pomegranate, oranges, etc.
- There will be no bar on the size of the consignment to be transported via the Kisan Rail.
- Loading and unloading of fruits and vegetables will be allowed at all en route stoppages.
- Since the launch of the Kisan Rail, around 27000 tonnes of agricultural produce has been transported.
- The central government has also provided a subsidy of 50% on the transportation of vegetables and fruits.
About Kisan Rail
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.