Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the 100th “Kisan Rail” This rail service will function between Maharashtra’s Sangola to Shalimar in West Bengal.
28th Dec 2020 Monday will come with another new beginning for the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the 100th “Kisan Rail” via video conferencing. Narendra Singh Tomar and Shri Piyush Goyal (Union Ministers) will also be a part of the conference.
This rail service will function between Maharashtra’s Sangola to Shalimar in West Bengal. It is said to carry much in demand vegetables like cauliflower, capsicum, cabbage, drumstick, chili, and onion and fruits like grape, orange, pomegranate, banana, custard apple, etc.
On the announcement of the 100th Kisan Rail service, PM Narendra Modi addressed the media and said, “Kisan Rail has been a game-changer for the farmers ensuring fast transportation of agriculture produced across the nation. This service provides a smooth and uninterrupted supply chain of perishable produced by the farmers of the country”
The Transforming Stations
On the 7th of August, our country witnessed the launch of the first Kisan Rail service which operates between Devlali and Danapur. It was further extended to Muzaffarpur. Further, the frequency was increased from weekly to 3 days a week as the service received a tremendous response from the farmer’s community.
So far the service has received a great response and is said to help small & marginal farmers in getting better profit. Additionally, it also reduced wastage all by providing quick and safe delivery thereby offering cheaper transportation cost. Furthermore, this service has also transformed small railway stations into major farm produce loading hubs.
Moreover, the railway stations like Sangola, Belvandi, Kopargaon, Belapur, and Modlimb which had no loading of goods earlier were provided stoppages helping small farmers of these regions. Farmers can now load their perishable farm produce from these small stations as well.
More Offering by Kisan Rail Service
The Prime Minister informed that there will be no bar on the size of consignment and will permit loading and unloading at all stations. The Central government has also extended a 50 % subsidy on the transportation of fruits and vegetables.
The launch of the Kisan Rail Service came during the protests by farmers of the country against 3 farm laws near Delhi’s borders.