PM Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the 100th Kisan Rail from Maharashtra to West Bengal on Monday via video conferencing in presence of Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Rail Minister Shri Piyush Goyal.

Kisan Rail is a major step towards boosting the income of the farmers of our country. During the Corona pandemic, 100 Kisan Rails were launched in the last 4 months. It will enable a major change in the economy related to farming and will also increase the strength of the country’s supply chain. There is no minimum quantity of transporting goods. It will enable the smallest produce to be able to reach big markets at a very low price.

“Kisan Rail project not only shows the commitment of the Government to serve the farmers but also serves as a proof of how fast our farmers are ready for new possibilities. Farmers can now sell their crops in other states as well, in which Kisan Rail and Krishi Udaan have a big role. Kisan Rail is a mobile cold storage to move perishable things like fruits, vegetables, milk, fish, etc., with complete security. “India always had a large railway network, even before independence. Cold storage technology was also available. Only now this strength is being harnessed properly through Kisan Rail”, PM Modi said.

Perishable rail cargo centers are being constructed in the vicinity of railway stations where farmers can store their produce. The effort is to supply as many fruits and vegetables as possible to the household. Extra produce should reach the entrepreneurs engaged in the production of juice, pickle, sauce, chips, etc., the Prime Minister added.

Kisan Rails will not only strengthen Indian agriculture but also make our farmers Aatmanirbhar so that they will keep marching on a path of a prosperous India.

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