Railway designed the Farmers ‘rail plan’ ?
The Ministry of Railways has recently prepared the ‘Kisan Rail’ scheme for increasing the income of farmers and transportation of fruits and vegetables. Railways is preparing to run a large number of trains to fasten the products of farmers from one place to another in the country.
Keeping in mind the Kisan Rail Yojana, the Railways has made preparations to buy containers with the capacity of refrigeration. In the coming time, large orders to buy such containers can be found at Kapurthala Coach Factory.
Refrigerator parcel van
The Railway Ministry has purchased a fleet of refrigerator bogies from the Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory. The capacity of a refrigerator parcel van is 17 tons. The Ministry of Railways has purchased 9 refrigerator bogies from the Fleet Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory.
Farmers train started through PPP
Indian Railways will start Kisan Rail through Private Public Partnership (PPP). It will have refrigerated bins for perishable agricultural produce. Indian Railways will run Kisan Rail through PPP for the creation of uninterrupted national cold refrigerated range for perishable products including milk, meat and fish. Express and freight trains will also have refrigerated coaches.
Plan to buy refrigerator rail container
Indian Railways plans to purchase 98 refrigerator rail containers in the future. This model should be kept solely on the basis of private public partnership. A rake will have 80 containers with a capacity of 12 tons / container.
Char cargo center
Railways has also prepared a project for loading-unloading of fruits and vegetables. The government will build four cargo centers under the pilot project. These Kargo centers will be built at Ghazipur Ghat (UP), New Azadpur (Adarsh Nagar, Delhi), Lasalgaon (Maharashtra) and Raja Ka Talab (UP).
Railways plans to build an agricultural logistics center. Railway’s PSU CONCOR will make it fully. This agricultural logistics center will be built in Sonipat. This logistic center will be built on 16.40 acres.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had recently presented a blueprint for the Railways in the budget of FY 2020-21. Soon after the announcement of the Rail Agriculture Scheme in the budget, the Ministry of Railways has started working on it. It has been said in the budget that farmers’ prosperity can be ensured by making agriculture competitive. It is proposed to provide a comfortable supply of cold supply chains for the perishable goods in the budget.