Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flagged off the 100th ‘Kisan Rail’ running from Sangola (Sangola) in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal (West Bengal). After leaving the railways, the Prime Minister said that even after the challenge of Corona, in four months this train network of farmers has reached the figure of 100. The farmers of Maharashtra have got the facility of transporting their produce to Bengal and the farmers of Bengal. The train connecting the country is now transporting the goods of the farmers from here to there. The Prime Minister said that small and marginal farmers are also benefiting from this because there is no limit of goods in it. That is, a small part of the produce is also reaching the big markets.
Farmer rail moving mobile storage
PM Modi said that there is also cold storage moving on Kisan Rail. That means it should have fruits, vegetables, milk, fish, ie whatever perishable things are there, they are reaching from one place to another with complete security. The Prime Minister said that now millions of small farmers of West Bengal have got a very big option with the facility like Kisan Rail. And this option has been given to the farmer as well as the local small businessman. Those farmers can buy more goods at a higher price than the farmers and sell them to other states through rail.
Inclusion of technology in Indian agriculture
PM Modi said that experts and new technologies related to agriculture and the world are being incorporated into Indian agriculture. Whether it is infrastructure related to storage or processing industry related to value addition in products, these are the priority of our government. He said that under PM Krishi Sampada Yojana, about six and a half thousand such projects have been approved such as Mega Food Parks, Cold Chain Infrastructure, Agro Processing Cluster. 10 thousand crore rupees have been approved for micro food processing industries under the self-sufficient campaign package.
The 100th Farmer Rail will bring vegetables like cabbage, capsicum, cabbage, chilli and onion and fruits like grapes, oranges, pomegranates, bananas and sitaphal. The perishable items will be allowed to be unloaded and mounted at all stops on the route and there will be no limit to the quantity of shipment. The center has given 50 percent subsidy on the transportation of fruits and vegetables.