Kisan Rail from Andhra Pradesh with 242 tonnes of fruits, vegetables to reach Delhi

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Indian Railways is running 'Kisan Rail' and the Government of India has given a subsidy to the farmers for transporting fruits and vegetables via train.

 

Another Kisan Rail, loaded with 242 tonnes of fruits and vegetables has started its journey from Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur to Delhi, said Ministry of Railways.

Notably, the development comes just a month after the second Kisan Rail, and first in South India, was launched from Anantapur on 9 September.

"Another Kisan Rail on its way to Delhi from Andhra Pradesh: Loaded with 242 Tonnes of fruits and vegetables, new Kisan Rail has started its journey from Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh to Delhi," Ministry of Railways tweeted.

As per the report, the train is carrying over 242 tonnes of fresh fruits and vegetables from the Rayalaseema region.

Indian Railways is running 'Kisan Rail' and the Government of India has given a subsidy to the farmers for transporting fruits and vegetables via train, under which they will get 50 per cent discount on the ticket fare.

Kisan Rail is the brainchild of the Central Government aimed at boosting the income of farmers by providing a hassle-free transportation service to market the agriculture sector.

Railway officials adviced farmers to take advantage of 'Operation Greens - TOP to total' to transport and market their wares.

These trains are enabling farmers to ship their produce to places where there are markets to buy their wares.

 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: ANI
 

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