Straight Benefits of Kisan Rail to Farmers
The Kisan Rail services are planned by railways in a way to ensure easy accessibility to farmers. Most of the services have originated from small stations such as Devlali, Sangola, Sangli, Yeola, Nagarsol, Dhahanu Road, Dhoraji, Mahuva, etc, which lie within agricultural zones. The Kisan Rail trains also have adequate stoppages to facilitate enroute loading. Besides, there is no restriction on the minimum quantity to be booked in Kisan Rail services, to enable small and marginal farmers to benefit from the scheme. Upto 12th March 2021, around 373 Kisan Rail services have operated on 43 routes, transporting approximately 1.2 lakh tonnes of commodities.
This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.