new Delhi. On Tuesday, the central government issued an order to give 50 percent subsidy on the transportation of notified fruits and vegetables through Kisan Rail. This subsidy will be given under the ‘Operation Green-Top to Total’ scheme. Under the Central Government’s Self-Reliant India Campaign, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries announced the expansion of Operation Green Scheme for six months on a pilot basis to bring all fruits and vegetables (total) from tomatoes, onions and potatoes (tops) under its purview. Had.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in May that ‘Operation Green’ would be expanded with an additional fund of Rs 500 crore and would include all fruits and vegetables besides tomatoes, onions and potatoes. “After the use of this fund, Indian Railways will provide utilization certificate to the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI),” the Railway Ministry said in an order issued on Tuesday. After that the ministry will provide additional funds to the railways. ”
According to the order, “That is why the zonal railways are requested to give subsidy of up to 50 percent on the notified fruits and vegetables to be transported through the farmers train.” It states, “The Chief Parcel Inspector of the freight station will be responsible for ensuring that only the notified goods get benefits under this scheme.” The modalities of accounting and other things are being finalized and will be informed soon. ”The Ministry of Railways said that the Ministry of Food Processing Industries will initially provide Rs 10 crore for the scheme. This amount will be deposited with the South Central Railway Zone. The center had announced the running of special parcel train ‘Kisan Rail’ in the budget of this financial year.