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Kisan Rail service

Indian Railways is running the Kisan Rail train services, to transport perishables and agri-product, including milk, meat and fish. 

Objective

The primary objective of running Kisan Rail trains is to increase the income in farm sector by connecting production centers to markets and consumption centers.

Salient features

  • This is multi-commodity, multi-consignor/consignee, multi-loading/unloading transportation product which is aimed at providing wider market to Kisan.
  • The first Kisan Rail train was flagged-off on 07.08.2020 between Devlali (Maharashtra) and Danapur (Bihar).
  • The Kisan Rail trains are run on time-tabled paths, and their punctuality is strictly monitored to avoid any en-route detentions and delays. 

Commodities covered

Primary commodities being transported via Kisan Rail are onion, tomato, oranges, potato, pomegranate, banana, custard-apple, carrots, capsicum, and other vegetables.

Routes covered

  • Devlali/Sangola (Maharashtra) to Danapur/Muzaffarpur (Bihar)
  • Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh) to Adarsh Nagar (Delhi)
  • Yeshwantpur (Karnataka) to Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)
  • Warud/Nagpur (Maharashtra) to Adarsh Nagar (Delhi)
  • Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh) to Howrah (West Bengal)
  • Sangola (Maharashtra) to Howrah (West Bengal)
  • Sangola (Maharashtra) to Shalimar (West Bengal)
  • Indore (Madhya Pradesh) to New Guwahati (Assam)
  • Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh) to New Guwahati (Assam)
  • Indore (Madhya Pradesh) to Agartala (Tripura)
  • Jalandhar (Punjab) to Jirania (Tripura)
  • Nagarsol (Maharashtra) to New Guwahati (Assam)
  • Nagarsol (Maharashtra) to Chitpur (West Bengal)
  • Nagarsol (Maharashtra) to New Jalpaiguri (West Bengal)
  • Nagarsol (Maharashtra) to Naugachia (Bihar)
  • Nagarsol (Maharashtra) to Fatuha (Bihar)  
  • Nagarsol (Maharashtra) to  Baihata (Assam)
  • Nagarsol (Maharashtra) to Malda Town (West Bengal)
  • Dahanu Road (Maharashtra) to Adarsh Nagar (Delhi)
  • Tarkeshwar (West Bengal) to Dimapur (Nagaland)
  • Nagarsol (Maharashtra) to Agartala (Tripura)
  • Dhoraji (Gujarat) to New Guwahati (Assam)
  • Nagarsol (Maharashtra) to Dhupguri (West Bengal); and
  • Nagarsol (Maharashtra) to Gour Malda (West Bengal)

Transportation charges

Commodities booked via Kisan Rail trains are charged at ‘P’-scale of parcel tariff. Under‘Operation Greens – TOP to Total’scheme of Ministry of Food Processing Industries a subsidy of 50% is being granted on the transportation of fruits and vegetables via Kisan Rail. This subsidy is being granted upfront at the time of booking itself, to the consignors/farmers – so that the benefit reaches the farmers without any hassles or procedural delays.

Source : PIB



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