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Jul 11 (15:31) Farmers elated as Central Railway exports 1.262 lakh tonne onions in 55 trains to Bangladesh (
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Railways bringing hope to the farmers during Covid19 pandemic

Central Railway exported over o­ne lakh tonnes of o­nions in 55 freight trains to Bangladesh during the month of May, June & upto 10th July 2020. This is an achievement for Railways as it has fulfilled the aspirations of the farmers and satiated the essential need of the neighbouring country, Bangladesh. This export of o­nions from India’s o­nion hub, Nashik – Manmad - Kopergaon area has brought cheers to the farmers of this region of Maharashtra. Furthermore, it is also a
win-win situation for farmers, loaders, railways and for Bangladesh.
The export of o­nions was initiated by railways as per the request received from the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India for movement of essential items like o­nions etc. to Bangladesh. The 55 rakes loaded with 1.262 lakh tonnes of o­nions were transported from Nashik, Kherwadi, Niphad, Lasalgaon and Manmad stations of Bhusaval Division and from Kopergaon, Yeole stations of Solapur Division of Central Railway to Darshana, Rohanpur, Birole and Benapole in Bangladesh. It all began with the first rake loaded to Bangladesh o­n 06.05.2020 from Lasalgaon to Darshana, Bangladesh. In the month of May alone 27 freight trains of o­nions were exported, in June, 23 freight trains and in July till date 5 rakes were dispatched to Bangladesh.
Out of 55 freight trains loaded 13 freight trains were loaded from Manmad, 11 from Niphad, 10 from Yeole, 8 from Kherwadi, 7 from Nashik, 5 from Lasalgaon and o­ne train from Kopergaon. Central Railway conducted regular video conference meetings with the loaders yielding this result of exporting o­nions to Bangladesh. All possible assistance is being provided to the loaders by coordinating with District Administration. During loading, social distancing measures and sanitizing practices as mandated by Central and State Governments are being observed.
Mr. Prakash Bikaji Sonawane, a farmer from Chandwad, Nashik, cultivating o­nions was elated and happy that the export and the freight loading of the o­nions to Bangladesh enabled him to earn good money and thanked Railways for availability of wagons for loading. Another farmer, Mr. Santosh Haribhau Jadhav, from Dhugaon, Chandwad said “In a worried time like this, despite Covid19, the provision of wagons by railways has enabled all the farmers of this region to earn some money through this export of o­nions and thanked railways for this timely help.”
To give impetus to freight traffic, Central Railway has organized a virtual meeting with major freight customers. Similar meetings at all divisional levels are also being conducted o­n Central Railway.

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