Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal through video conferencing on Monday.
In his address, Mr Modi said, Kisan Rail service is a measure to increase the income of the farmers and it will bring a big change in the economy related to farming.
He said, it will also increase the strength of country’s cold supply chain. The Prime Minister said, it shows the commitment of the government to serve the farmers.
He said, it is also proof, how fast our farmers are ready for new possibilities. Mr Modi said, Kisan Rail and Krishi Udan have a big role for farmers so that they can sell their crops in others states.
He said, new technologies are being incorporated into Indian agriculture. The Prime Minister said, government is giving priority to storage linked infrastructure and processing industries associated with value addition in farming products.
The Prime Minister said, a facility like Kisan Rail has given millions of small farmers of West Bengal a huge facility.
The Prime Minister said, recent reforms will lead to expansion of agri business and these groups will be the biggest beneficiaries.