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Farmers railway service will start from tomorrow, fruit vegetables will have access to markets faster

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new Delhi. Indian Railways is going to start its first 'Kisan Rail' service on August 7, for faster and better delivery of fruits and vegetables to the parts of the country. Railways said on Thursday that the first such train would run between Devlali in Maharashtra to Danapur in Bihar. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the running of 'Kisan Rail' to transport products like perishable fruits and vegetables in the budget presented in February this year. Under this Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme, there will be a system of transportation of farmer produce along with cold storage.

The Railway Ministry has said in a statement, "The Railway Ministry is the first to implement the announcement of running" Kisan Rail "to establish a better supply chain for agricultural products that are perishable in this year's budget. Kisan Rail is running from Devlali to Danapur at 11 am on August 7. This train will run on a weekly basis. "The statement said that the train will travel 1,519 km and reach Danapur (Bihar) at around 7.45 pm the next day. The Bhusaval division of the Central Railway is primarily an agro-based division and produces large quantities of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, onions and other agricultural products in Nashik and its surrounding areas. These products deteriorate quickly if not maintained properly.

These agricultural products are sent from these areas of Nashik to Patna in Bihar, Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, Katni, Satna in Madhya Pradesh and other areas. Kisan Rail will work to deliver these products to the destination. The train will stop at Nashik Road, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Satna, Katni, Manikpur, Prayagraj Cheoki, Pandindayal Upadhyay Nagar and Buxar. The facility of carrying fruits and vegetables along with the facility of air conditioning was first proposed in the budget of 2009-10 by then Mamta Banerjee, the then Railway Minister, but it could not be started.

This post was published on August 6, 2020 11:48 pm

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