Kisan Rail transports onions from Andhra to West Bengal
Hyderabad, August 22 (SocialNews.XYZ) For the first time, a Kisan Rail, operated by the South Central Railway (SCR), transported onions from Tadepalligudem in Andhra Pradesh to Malda in West Bengal.
The CRA has actively advanced the Kisan Rail initiative by launching these trains from various destinations in the area to help the farming community market their agricultural products. As part of it, Kisan Rails was launched from various stations in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra.
Taking this initiative forward, now Kisan Rail has started from Tadepalligudem station. The first train to the town of Malda was loaded with 246 tonnes of onions, SCR said on Sunday.
The Vijayawada Division Business Development Unit team held fruitful meetings with farmers and traders from surrounding areas who wanted to transport onions from Tadepalligudem station and explained to freight customers the various programs and concessions. offered by the railways.
A 50 percent tariff concession granted by the Union Ministry of Agri-Food Industries under the “Operation Greens – TOP to Total” program has also been extended to freight customers transporting their products. Transporting agricultural products via Kisan Rail has proven to be safe, economical and cost effective in addition to providing smooth and hassle-free transportation with the least amount of damage to their products en route, they said. Also, it has been more convenient for farmers, traders and freight operators as they can load relatively small quantities.
SCR General Manager Gajanan Mallya expressed his satisfaction that the Kisan Rail concept is a huge success in the area. Complimenting the managers and staff of the Vijayawada division on starting the first Kisan Rail from Tadepalligudem, he also asked the area officials to extend the Kisan Rail concept to other stations, wherever it is possible to load agricultural products, duly specifying the facilities available.