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KISAN RAIL

KISAN RAIL

Context

Government has introduced the first “Kisan Rail” train service from Deolali in Maharashtra to Danapur in Bihar.

Details

  • It was announced by the Union Finance Minister in Union Budget 2020.
  • It is a first-ever multi-commodity train service.
  • It will take stops at Nasik Road, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Satna, Katni, Manikpur, Prayagraj Chheoki, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Nagar and Buxar
  • It will carry vegetables like capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, chillies, drumsticks, onion, etc., and fruits like grapes, banana, pomegranate, etc.
  • It is equipped with frozen containers, and it is expected to build a seamless national cold supply chain of milk, meat and fish.
  • It will be operated on a weekly basis.
  • It will cater to the requirements of small farmers and traders for carrying their perishable supplies to distant places.
  • It will be patronised well, and it will be a great help to the farmers.
  • It aims at doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022.

About Union Budget

  • It is referred to as the Annual Financial Statement in Article 112 of the Constitution of India.
  • It is the annual budget of the Republic of India.
  • It is presented on the first day of February.

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