First Kisan train from South India leaves Andhra Pradesh with fruits & vegetables for Delhi
This is country’s second and South India’s first Kisan Train. The first Kisan train was flagged off on 7th of August this year and the train is running between Maharashtra’s Devlali and Bihar’s Danapur Railway Station.
New Delhi: The first Kisan train from South India chugged off from Anantapur railway station in Andhra Pradesh to Adarsh Nagar railways station in Dlehi. The train, loaded with 322 tonnes of fruits and vegetables was flagged off by Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of State for Railways Suresh Chanabasappa Angadi via video conference.
This is country’s second and South India’s first Kisan Train to run between two cities. The first Kisan train was flagged off on 7th of August this year and the train is running between Maharashtra’s Devlali and Bihar’s Danapur Railway Station.
Kisan trains, a novel concept to aid farmers in getting the right price for their produce is a giant towards Atmanirbhar Bharat as well as doubling their income, as promised by Narendra Modi government.
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Speaking on the occasion, Narendra Singh Tomar said, the Kisan Rail will play a big role in doubling the farmers’ income by 2022.
Government will soon launch Kisan Udan programme to boost horticulture, said the Union Minister.
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said Andhra Pradesh accounts for 15.6% of the country’s fruit production as it is grown in 17.42 lakh hectares, but only 10 to 15% is consumed by local residents and the rest is transported either by road or sea.
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Railways is working overtime to increase the income of farmers as such transportation of their produce will help them fetch better price for their produce, said Suresh C. Angadi.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced to start Kisan Rail in the current year’s Budget, for providing a seamless supply chain of perishable produce.