First Kisan Rail of India

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Posted on Aug 09, 2020 02:48 IST in Current Affairs.

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First Kisan Rail

- The first-ever “Kisan Rail” was flagged-off on 7 August 2020 by Union Rail Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. This is the first multi-commodity train service in India to carry vegetables like capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, chillies, drumsticks, onion, etc., and fruits like grapes, banana, pomegranate, etc.

-This first “Kisan-Rail” of the country was run from Devlali in Maharashtra to Danapur in Bihar.

The train covered the 1,519 kilometres journey in 31:45 hours. It was flagged-off from Devlali at 11:00 AM and reached Danapur at around 6:45 PM on 8 August 2020.

The train has been equipped with frozen containers and apart from fruits and vegetables, it is expected to build a seamless national cold supply chain of milk, meat and fish.

The ambitious project of running “Kisan-Rail” was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the current financial year’s Union Budget. It is a step towards realizing the goal of doubling farmers’ incomes by the year 2022.

Objective of Kisan Rail : To cater to the requirements of small farmers and traders for carrying their perishable supplies to distant places.

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