GUNTUR: Taking the advantage of the growing demand for chilli, the Guntur railway division is making special arrangements for its export and has provided rakes if the farmers come together and are ready to export even 23 quintals. The earlier minimum export limit to book a wagon was 230 quintals.
Guntur railway division officials have set up a special Business Development Unit (BDU) to closely coordinate with the farmers and merchant bodies.
Curiously, the BDU itself is making all arrangements, including tie-ups with the transporters, to move the stock from field to the goods shed and ship out the produce to the final destination.
The railway officials are encouraging the farmers to join hands and strike deals with the exporters who could in turn export the stock to other nations.
“We are ready to extend all possible support to the growers as well as the merchants as transport through goods wagons is relatively environment friendly and economical,” said DRM R Mohan Raja.