Krishi Udaan was launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on international and national routes to assist farmers in transporting agricultural products so that it improves their value realisation.
Under the scheme, financial incentives in terms of concessions from the Centre, state governments and airport operators are extended to selected airlines to encourage operations from unserved and underserved airports, and keep airfares affordable.
Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the ‘Kisan Rail’ network has expanded in the past four months.
Earlier, the Kisan Rail was being run only once a week but now, due to increased demand, it is being run thrice a week currently.
This experiment will prove especially beneficent for the country’s 80% small and marginal farmers.