GUWAHATI: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to run Kisan Rail train from Falakata in West Bengal to Dimapur in Nagaland for transportation of potatoes on March 20 for the benefit of the farmers and transporters of the northeastern region.
The Kisan Rail trains are run on time-tabled paths, and their punctuality is strictly being monitored to avoid any en-route detentions and delays.
Kisan Rails are multi-commodity, multi-consignor, consignee, multi-loading, unloading transportation solution which is aimed at providing a wider market to our Kisans.
Commodities that may be transported via Kisan Rail are tea, rubber, turmeric, black pepper, mustard, soybean, betel nut, oranges, pineapple, ginger, kiwi, passion fruit, chillies (green), large cardamom and other fruits and vegetables.
“A subsidy of 50 percent is being granted on the transportation of fruits and vegetables via Kisan Rail. The primary objective of running Kisan Rail trains is to increase the income in the farm sector by connecting production centres to markets and consumption centres,” said NFR authority.
The Kisan Rail will run from Falakata at 7 pm on March 20 to reach Dimapur at 10 am on the next day.
It may be mentioned here that as per the announcement made in the Union Budget 2020-21, Indian Railways has started running Kisan Rail train services, to transport perishables and agri-product, including milk, meat and fish.