Saturday, 8 August 2020

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08 August 2020 Current Affairs:Indian Railways unveiled the first “Kisan Rail” from Devlali to Danapur on 7th August 2020 from Devlali. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchyati Raj Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar and Railways and Commerce & Industry Minister, Piyush Goyal flagged off the train via video conferencing.

Highlights:
♦ The Kisan Rail will run on a weekly basis with an initial composition of 10 +1 VPs. 
♦ Kisan Rail was announced in the 2020 budget. 
♦ Agriculture produce needs the best possible distribution and returns. 
♦ The train will ensure that agro-products reach from one corner to another corner of the country. 
♦ This train will benefit farmers and consumers.
♦ Kisan Rail will ensure the fast transportation of agriculture produce across the nation. 
♦ The train will provide a seamless supply chain of Perishable produce as the freight of the train will be charged as per parcel tariff of normal train at the ‘P’ Scale.  The train will be of great help to the farmers.
♦ The train will serve as a milestone in doubling Farmers’ income. 
♦ Indian Railways and Farmers had stood in front of the battle against Covid-19 challenges. 
♦ Foodgrains freight was doubled amid the pandemic. 



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