Amid the farmer’s agitation against central government’s three agricultural laws in the National Capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the 100th “Kisan Rail” from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal on December 28 via video-conferencing, said PM office on Saturday.
As per reports, the multi-commodity train service will carry vegetables such as cauliflower, capsicum, cabbage, drumstick, chilli and onion as well as fruits like grape, orange, pomegranate, banana and custard apple, it added.
Moreover, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said, loading and unloading of perishable commodities will be permitted at all stoppages en route with no bar on the size of consignment, adding that the Centre has extended a 50-per cent subsidy on the transportation of fruits and vegetables. It provides a seamless supply chain of perishable produce,” it said.
Moreover, the launch of the Kisan Rail by PM Modi comes amid protests by a section of farmers against three farm laws near Delhi’s borders.