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Committee on Kisan Rail Formed Under MAFW

Current context: The government has formed a committee on Kisan Rail under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Committee on Kisan Rail Formed Under MAFW

  • The committee also includes representatives of the Ministry of Railways.
  • The initiative has been taken to increase farmers’ income by helping in the supply chain of farm produce and promote a flawless supply chain of perishable products.
  • During the Budget speech 2020-21, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to set up a 'Kisan Rail' through the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode for a cold supply chain to transport perishable goods.
  • The committee would work on increasing the capacity of refrigerated vans for transportation of goods from farms to ports.
  • The efforts of the Government are in line with the government’s aim of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.

Question: 

Q.1 Which committee has been set up as per the budget 2020-21 announcement to promote a flawless supply chain for perishables? 
a. Kisan Yatri
b. Kisan Rail
c. Rail Krishi
d. Krishi Yatri
Committee on Kisan Rail Formed Under MAFW Committee on Kisan Rail Formed Under MAFW Reviewed by Neha Verma on March 11, 2020 Rating: 5

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