AP sends over 700 tonnes of onions thru Kisan rail

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   The South Central Railway which has been actively taking forward the “Kisan Rail” initiative recently sent the first kisan rail from Tadepalligudem station of Andhra Pradesh to Malda Town in West Bengal carrying 246 tonnes of onions. As per an official release from SCR the Business Development Unit (BDU) team of Vijayawada Division have conducted successful meetings with the farmers and traders in the surrounding areas who desired to transport Onions from Tadepalligudem station.

   Similarly for the first time from Betamcherla station located in Kurnool District 456 tonnes of Onions were sent in 19 LHB Parcel Vans to Changsari station near Guwahati in Assam.

   It was informed that 50% tariff concession is being provided by the Union Ministry of Food processing Industries under the scheme “Operation Greens – TOP to Total”.

    Transportation of Agricultural products through Kisan Rails has proved to be safe, economical and cost effective besides providing a smooth and hassle-free transportation with least enroute damage to their products.

    As per the release these trains have been more convenient for farmers, traders and cargo operators, since they can offer the loading in relatively small quantities.

    Mr. Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway complimented Officials and staff and instructed the officials to extend the Kisan Rail Concept to more stations across the zone.

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