Kisan Rail

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Farmers/Agriculture; Infrastructure 

About: 

  • Indian Railways said it will begin running Kisan Rail. 
  • The first such train will run weekly between Devlali (Maharashtra) to Danapur (Bihar). 

About Kisan Rail  

  • It was announced in the Union Budget 2020-­21  
  • This train will help in bringing perishable agricultural produce like vegetables and fruits to the market in a short period of time 
  • The train with frozen containers is expected to build a seamless national cold supply chain for perishables 
  • This train is a step towards realising the goal of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022 (Ashok Dalwai committee on Doubling of Farmers’ Income.) 

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