Transport of Agriculture Produce

Mains Marks Booster     4th August 2023        
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Transport of Agriculture Produce

Transport is a critical element in the agriculture marketing concerned with delivering agricultural products from farms to markets and to cities worldwide. Transport allows farmers to invest more, increase production and reach the prospective consumers. 

Importance of transport:

Importance of transport

Issues and challenges in transport

Issues and challenges in transport

Steps taken by the govt to improve transport infrastructure:

  • PM-Gram Sadak Yojana: To improve transport and connectivity in rural India.
  • Kisan Rail:  First-ever multi-commodity train service to carry vegetables like capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, chilies, drumsticks, onion, etc., and fruits like grapes, banana, pomegranate.
  • Krishi UDAN 2.0: It facilitates and incentivizes movement of Agri-produce by air transportation.
  • Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA): Aims to provide assistance for the exporting produce to certain countries in Europe & North America by reimbursing certain portion of freight charges.  

Conclusion: Henry C. Wallace, one of the former Secretaries of Agriculture of the United States, had rightly remarked, “Agriculture is our greatest industry, transportation our second greatest.  These two industries are dependent upon one another, and the national well-being is dependent on both”.

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