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Railways red flag Kisan Rail subsidy exceeded year quota in August

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Railways red flag Kisan Rail subsidy exceeded year quota in August

The Railways has raised a red flag over the burgeoning operational costs of its Kisan Rail service with the subsidy it gives farmers for transportation of their produce at half-rate already exceeding the maximum of Rs 50 crore it is scheduled to get this fiscal under the initiative from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), The Indian Express has learnt.The Railways has conveyed to MoFPI that the amount required to cover the relief this year would be almost three-fold the money sanctioned, records reviewed by The Indian Express show.

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