Chakka Express Flagged off to New Delhi
Thiruvananthapuram: Chakka express with the message of “Eat jackfruit – safest Fruit & vegetable” to New Delhi attached with Kerala express (No.12625) was flagged off jointly by Rufus Daniel (Chairperson, Jackfruit Promotion Council and Vice President, Thiruvananthapuram District Panchayat), Rajesh Agarwal (Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Southern Railway, Thiruvananthapuram), N. Vijayan (Additional Director of Agricultural Marketing) and K.C Rugmini Devi (Joint Director of Agriculture, State Horticulture Mission (SHM). A. Sunder (Senior Divisional Commercial Manager), V. Rajeevan (Aditional Divisional railway Manager), T.P.K.Sivadas (Station Manager) and Biju Simon (General Secretary, Kerala Agricultural Officers Association) were present.
1 tone of tender Jackfruit which is a favorite vegetable of North Indians was despatched by train for the first time from Kerala. Based on demands tender Jackfruit will be despatched at regular intervals. This is a joint initiative of jackfruit promotion Council (JPC), State Horticulture Mission and Southern Railway, Thiruvananthapuram Division.
C.P.John (Member, State Planning board), DRM Rajesh Agarwal, Dr.K.Prathapan (Director, State Horticulture Mission) and Jackfruit Promotion Council (JPC) were behind the idea.
General Secretary, Jackfruit Promotion Council (JPC)