The Indian government has announced that as Kisan Rail has bolstered the quick transportation of agricultural produce across the country, a 50 per cent subsidy on transportation of fruits and vegetables will be provided.
"Kisan Rail has become a game-changer in ensuring fast transportation of agricultural produce across the nation. It provides a seamless supply chain of perishable produce," said a government press release. "The government of India has extended a subsidy of 50 per cent on transportation of fruits and vegetables,' it added.
"Indian Railways introduced the first "Kisan Rail" from Devlali to Danapur on August 7, 2020. This train further extended up to Muzaffarpur and also increased frequency from weekly to three days in a week as a result of good response from the farmers taking advantage to send their produce to the distant places of northern India," it added.
Indian Railways are presently running Kisan Rail on the following sectors - DevIali/Sangola-Manmad-Muzaffarpur (three days in a week), Sangola-Daund-Nagpur-Narkher-Adarshnagar Delhi (weekly), Sanglola-Nagpur-Shalimar (two days in a week).