Indian government waives charges on cargo flights to boost North East agro exports

The Indian Civil Aviation Ministry has announced waiver of landing, parking and route navigation charges for freighters at select Airport Authority of India-operated airports to promote transport of agricultural products from North East states and hilly and tribal regions.

These steps are part of the revised version of the Krishi Udan scheme which prioritizes seven cargo routes and aims to create a hub and spoke model for transport of agro-produce within and outside India. The revised policy was announced today.

According to Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Krishi Udan 2.0 will be attempting to increase value creation for farmers, help reduce wastage and improve margins.


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