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The farmer rail run in the Corona era has proved to be a boon for farmers cultivating flowers in Maharashtra. This has doubled the income of small farmers cultivating flowers in Latur, Osmanabad and adjoining areas of Marathwada, which has brought new prosperity in their lives.
On March 9, small green house farmers of Latur and Osmanabad region carried 650 kg flowers on the Kisan Rail from Kurduvadi station to Adarsh Nagar Delhi. These flowers were grown in the villages Padoli, Wagholi, Ter, Panwadi and Upla in Osmanabad district and Murud in Latur district. These areas in Maharashtra are known as drought affected areas. Small tenants with one or two acres of land first loaded flowers on the Kisan Rail from Kurduvadi station to Adarsh Nagar, Delhi, which brought these flowers to the new market, resulting in an increase in their income.
Public Relations Officer of Central Railway A. K. Singh did not say that farmers get higher prices by reaching the new market with quick and cheap transportation of the worst perishable flowers through the Kisan Rail. Farmer rail has empowered smallholder farmers by enabling greater access to large and distant markets with zero wastage to faster transportation, safer delivery and perishables, doubling their income.
According to farmer Shridhar Bhimrao Kale, a resident of Dumla in Osmanabad district, flowers are now delivered quickly and at a low cost to the Delhi market through the Kisan Rail, which is well received. At the same time, a farmer Bibhishan Nade of Murud village in Latur district is also very happy with the farmers rail.
The statement issued by Central Rail said that Kisan Rail is bringing prosperity in the lives of farmers of Maharashtra, giving them uninterrupted supply chain of perishable goods (fruits and vegetables) as well as the epidemic from Solapur, Ahmednagar, Kalaburgi During the period, it has been enabled to increase its income through the supply of essential commodities.
Latur, Osmanabad, Nashik, Jalgaon, Amravati and Nashik districts of Maharashtra in various new markets of North India and eastern parts like Delhi NCR, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Northeast region of India by 12 March 2021, Maharashtra Out of 61,252 tonnes of perishable farm produce was transported through 200 trips of Kisan Rail, benefiting a large number of marginal farmers.