Kisan Rail from Andhra Pradesh reaches National capital with vegetables and fruits
The Kisan Rrail is loaded with 14 parcel
vans – 04 vans load meant for Nagpur and another 10 Vans load for Adarsh Nagar
– totalling 332 tons reached Delhi. The inaugural Kisan Rail was loaded with
Tomato, Bananas, Sweet Orange, Papaya, Muskmelons and Mangoes.
The train provides fast transport
connectivity between Anantapur to New Delhi with the distance of 2150 Km being
covered in approximately 40 hours. This is the third Kisan rail introduced by
the Railways during the last fortnight but the destination of all the Kisan
Rail have been in Northern parts of the country.
Anantapur is fast
becoming the Fruit Bowl of Andhra Pradesh
Anantapur is fast becoming the Fruit Bowl
of Andhra Pradesh. More than 80 per cent of the 58 lakh MT of fruits &
vegetables in the district is marketed out of the state, particularly to the
north Indian States of Delhi, UP, Punjab and Haryana among others.
railway provides better price realisation for the farmers
Earlier this was being transported by
roadways which was not only time taking but also leading to reduction in price
realization of the farmers due to damages enroute. Transportation by railway
provides a safe, reliable and fast transportation which will aid in better
price realisation for the farmers and thereby helping in better incomes for the
The Railway team at Guntakal
(particularly the newly set up Business Development Unit) along with the
cooperation of the District Administration and State Government Officials have
played a crucial role in making the farmers/traders aware of the benefits in
loading by railways, which led to today’s inaugural rail.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Narendra
Singh Tomar said that it is the first Kisan Rail from South India connecting to
National capital for the benefit of the farmers. Kisan Rail with a motive to
encourage the villagers and farmers. Kisan Rail will ensure that Agro products
reach from one corner to another corner of the country”.
Minister of state for railways Suresh C.
Angadi said that electrification of railway lines has been taken up in a big
way in Andhra Pradesh.