Krishi UDAN 2.0 Focuses on Transporting Perishable Food Products from Highlands, Northeastern States and Tribal Areas | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News

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New Delhi: Krishi UDAN 2.0 mainly focuses on transporting perishable food items from hilly regions, northeastern states and tribal areas. The program aims to ensure homogeneous, cost-effective and time-limited air transport and associated logistics for all agricultural products originating in particular from the north-eastern, hilly and tribal regions of the country. The objectives are to increase the share of air in the modal mix for the transport of agricultural products, which includes horticulture, fishing, animal husbandry and processed products. To achieve better convergence on the different components responding to the development of sustainable and resilient agricultural product value chains through various programs of central and state governments and their associated agencies, as well as the resources committed by the private sector to improve the competitiveness of the supply chain

  1. Provide more air connectivity (national and international) between origin and destination airports to improve logistics efficiency.
  2. Improve infrastructure and performance in handling air cargo by all stakeholders, including agricultural products, horticulture, fisheries, livestock products at airports and non-airport facilities, by government agencies Regulatory Participant (PGA).
  3. Pay special attention to air cargo of organic and natural products from NER, tribal and rugged districts.
  4. Achieve better and timely mapping of agricultural production / supply centers with domestic demand clusters and international markets in line with marketing strategies.
  5. Promote the adoption of plant and animal quarantine and other regulatory requirements (at the airport) in end-to-end export supply chains.
  6. Enable a paperless and contactless interface with all stakeholders through digitization and digitization through integration with existing electronic platforms and their creation as needed.

The government has not approved any budget for the program so far. The program mainly focused on 25 airports in the NER, Hilly and Tribal region, namely Agartala, Agatti, Barapani, Dehradun, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gaggai, Imphal, Jammu, Jorhat, Kullu (Bhuntar), Leh, Lengpui, Lilabari, Pakyong, Pantnagar, Pithoragarh, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Rupsi, Shimla, Silchar, Srinagar and Tezu. Subsequently, 28 other Airports of Airports Authority of India (AAI), namely Adampur (Jalandhar), Agra, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bareilly, Bhuj, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Goa, Corakhpur, Hindon, Indore, Jaisalmer, Jamnagar, Jodhpur , Kanpur (Chakeri), Kolkata, Nasik, Pathankot, Patna, Prayagraj, Pune, Rajkot, Tezpur, Trichy, Trivandrnm, Varanasi and Yisakhapatnam have been included in the program.

The Krishi UDAN program was launched in August 2020, on international and national roads to help farmers transport agricultural products in order to improve their valuation. The scope of the Krishi Udaan program has been broadened to include more districts / airports across the country with the aim of extending the benefits to farmers. The Krishi UDAN project is underway and agricultural products have been transported from various destinations in the country. The program is revised from time to time in consultation with stakeholders and appropriate course corrections are made accordingly.

This information was given by the Minister of State at the Ministry of Civil Aviation (Gen. (Dr) VK Singh (Retd) in a written response to a question to Lok Sabha today.


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