Indian Railways flags off 1000th trip of Kisan Rail for transportation of agri produce

Indian Railways flags off 1000th trip of Kisan Rail for transportation of fruits and vegetables
The train from Savda to Adarsh Nagar Delhi had 23 coaches in which 453 tonnes of banana to be transported to the national capital

Indian Railways flagged off the 1000th trip of Kisan Rail on Central Railway from Savda, Maharashtra to Adarsh Nagar, Delhi on Thursday. The train from Savda to Adarsh Nagar Delhi had 23 coaches in which 453 tonnes of banana to be transported to the national capital.

While addressing the inauguration through a video conference, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare said that transportation of perishables such as fruits and vegetables to markets at distant places at reasonable cost to get a better price through Kisan Rails was one such scheme for the betterment of farmers. Tomar also said that he was very happy to be present on this occasion of flagging off of 1000th trip of Kisan Rail on Central Railway as he was present on the occasion of flagging off of 1st Kisan Rail and 100th Kisan Rail by the Prime Minister.

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Speaking on the occasion, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Railways said that Kisan Rail allowed farmers to transport their agricultural produce to distant market places economically and quickly. He also mentioned with pride about the banana of Jalgaon which has got GI-tag. He further congratulated the farmers of Jalgaon and appealed to come forward with suggestions, if any, for further improvement.

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VK Tripathi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Railway Board welcomed the gathering and briefed about the running of Kisan Rail since its inception and how it is gathering popularity amongst the small farmers. Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway presented the vote of thanks from Mumbai.

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