NF Railway has run Kisan Rail trains to and from the Northeast region to strengthen the supply chain and help farmers in transporting their produce to larger markets.
The NF Railway has operated 15 Kisan Rail trains from January to July of this current year from Dhupguri, Falakata and Jalpaiguri in West Bengal to Agartala in Tripura and Bhanga in Assam for transportation of potatoes, mentioned a statement of NF Railway issued on August 9.
From January to December 2021, 40 Kisan Rail trains have operated to carry more than 12,500 tonnes of consignments.
During the current year from January to July, 15 Kisan Rail trips have transported more than 6,500 tonnes of consignments.
The transportation of fruits and vegetables by Kisan Rail are granted a subsidy of 50 percent on the tariff chargeable so that local farmers are benefited. Kisan Rail trains help in transporting perishable, agri-produces such as fruits and vegetables to the markets in various places across the country.
This in turn enables farmers/producers to realise better value for their products.
At present, the locations like Agartala, Dimapur, Changsari, New Guwahati, Jorhat Town, Azara, Tinsukia, Bhanga are being covered by Kisan Rail in NF Railway.
For detail information regarding Kisan Rail services, one can contact officials at the divisional level or at the headquarters level.