Committee on Kisan Rail Formed Under MAFW

Published on March 11, 2020
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

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