Kerala farmers have sent 2.5 tons of pineapple to agri start-up Diem Agro using the opportunities offered by Kisan Rail in moving cargoes. The All Kerala Pineapple Farmers Association has dispatched a consignment of GI-tagged Vazhakkulam pineapple from Kochi to Delhi by rail for the first time.
Normally, pineapple is being sent to North India by road in trucks which would take five days to reach Delhi. Now, it will reach the destination in 50 hours.
Diem Agro is developing an online marketplace for fruit and vegetable farmers to market their produce to inter-State buyers, especially for pineapple farmers in Kerala.