Centre forms committee for implementation of Kisan Rail scheme

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News:The Central Government has formed a committee to work out the modalities of Kisan Rail.

Facts:

About the Committee:

  • The Committee has been formed with representatives from Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Railways. 
  • It will explore into the options of creating a cold supply chain for perishable goods.

About Kisan Rail Scheme:

  • The Kisan Rail was proposed by the Union Finance Minister during the Union Budget 2020-21. 
  • Under the scheme, the centre envisages setting up of a national cold supply chain to transport highly perishable goods including milk, fish and meat. 
  • It will be set up through a public-private-partnership(PPP) arrangement.