100th Kisan Rail to be flagged off: 7 things you should know
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal on Monday at 4:30 PM via video conferencing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal today at 4:30 PM via video conferencing.
Ever since the first Kisan Rail was flagged off on August 7, 2020, the train service has ensured fast transportation of agriculture products across the nation. It has also provided a seamless supply chain of perishable produce.
Here's what you should know about the 100th Kisan Rail:
* The 100th Kisan Rail will cover a distance of 2132 kilometres within 40 hours.
* The service will carry vegetables such as cauliflower, drumsticks, chillies, onion, capsicum, cabbage and fruits like grapes, oranges, custard apple, pomegranate and banana.
* Fresh farm produce like pomegranates from Sangola, oranges from Sangola, musk melon and other produce from Jeur, Belvandi and Kopargaon will not get access to markets across eastern and north-eastern parts of the country.
* Loading and unloading of perishable commodities will be permitted at all stoppages en route with no bar on the size of the consignment.
* Centre has provided a 50 per cent subsidy on the transportation of vegetable and fruits. The trains have ensured fast transportation of farm produce across the nation.
* With three months, 27,000 tons of agricultural produce has been transported through Kisan Rail.
* The Kisan Rail's frequency was increased from a weekly service to three days in a week following a good response from the farmers