Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal on December 28 at 1630 hrs via video conferencing.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the 100th "Kisan Rail" from Maharashtra's Sangola to Shalimar in West Bengal via video conferencing on Monday (December 28).
Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal will also be present on the occasion, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement here on Saturday.
The multi-commodity train service will carry vegetables such as cauliflower, capsicum, cabbage, drumsticks, chillies, onion, as well as fruits like grapes, oranges, pomegranate, banana, custard apple etc.
Loading and unloading of perishable commodities will be permitted at all en route stoppages with no bar on size of the consignment, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said, adding that the Centre has extended a 50% subsidy on the transportation of fruits and vegetables.
The first Kisan Rail was introduced from Devlali to Danapur on August 7, which was further extended upto Muzaffarpur.
As a result of the good response from the farmers, its frequency was also increased from weekly to three days in a week.
Kisan Rail has been a game changer in ensuring fast transportation of agriculture produce across the nation. It provides a seamless supply chain of perishable produce.
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Last Updated Dec 27, 2020, 11:18 AM IST