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Prime Minister Modi points to Kisan Rail number 100 in Maharashtra, congratulates millions of farmers in the country

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed to the 100th Kisan Railway in Maharashtra on Monday, saying the move is a major step towards empowering the country’s farmers. Kisan’s 100th lane was marked virtually from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal.

Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal were also present at the event.

“I congratulate millions of farmers in the country. Despite the Covid-19 challenge, the Kisan Rail network has expanded in the last four months and now has its 100th lane, “said PM Modi, adding that Kisan Rail is a great step to empower farmers. and increase your income.

The Prime Minister also said that farmers and agriculture in all regions of the country are connected by Kisan Rail.

“Even in the last 4 months, this Kisan Rail network has reached the number of 100 amid the challenge of the coronavirus. More than 80 percent of the country’s small and marginal farmers have great power through Kisan Rail. ” PM Modi said.

The prime minister also stated that there is no minimum quantity for farmers, as a farmer can also send a 50-100kg package.

“The farmer used to spend a lot on rent to transport his harvest to distant markets. In view of this problem, 3 years ago our government granted a 50% subsidy to the transport of tomatoes, onions and potatoes, “said PM Modi during the launch of the video.

Stating that more than six thousand projects have been approved in the framework of mega food parks, cold chain infrastructure, agricultural processing cluster under Prime Minister Krishi Sampada Yojana, Prime Minister Modi said that 10 billion rupees have been sanctioned. for food processing micro-industries under the Atmanirbhar campaign package.

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