72 Routes across the country and 1040 Kisan Special Trains
1,040 Kisan Rail services operated over 72 routes across the country
Potential circuits for Kisan Rail services for movement of vegetables, fruits and other perishable are being identified in consultation with Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, State Governments (including Departments of Agriculture / Horticulture / Fisheries, etc) and local bodies and agencies, Mandis, etc. Upto 30th July, 2021 a total of 1040 Kisan Rail services have been operated over 72 routes across the country, transporting approximately 3.38 lakh tonnes of consignment.
This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
- The primary objective of running Kisan Rail trains is to increase the income in farm sector by connecting production centers to markets and consumption centers.