Indian Railways is running the Kisan Rail train services, to transport perishables and agri-product, including milk, meat and fish.
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.
Perishables including fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fishery and dairy products.
Main crops/farm-produce transported via Kisan Rail train include oranges, onion, potato, banana, mango, tomato, pomegranate, custard apple, capsicum, chikoo, carrot, etc
As of June 2021, 60 routes have been operationalised.
To access the list of routes, click here
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