Sunday, December 19, 2021

Gaya airport: Proposed cargo terminal to facilitate quick transportation of agri produce

Gaya: The proposed cargo terminal at Gaya airport would facilitate quick transportation of organic agriculture produces from Gaya and other adjoining districts into the market across India and abroad too.

The civil aviation ministry has proposed to connect Gaya airport along with Darbhanga airport with the second phase of agriculture flight operations. The ministry has shortlisted total 53 airports including Gaya and Darbhanga in Bihar in the agriculture flights 2.0 scheme. Officials claimed that Gaya has been selected for organic agriculture produces.

Under this scheme, the organic agriculture produce growers would be getting exemption from landing, parking and route navigation charges.

Officials claimed that by providing air route connectivity, the government aims to facilitate quick transportation of the produces to the market. The aim is to protect the agriculture produces from getting destroyed. All agriculture produces will be transported to a common place from where they will be ferried to different market places.

District agriculture officer Sudama Mahto said, “There is a huge potential for organic farming in the district. The agriculture department is promoting organic farming through government and non-government agencies besides, voluntary organizations. The initiative to transport organic products by air route will provide market for the organic farm produces.”

Already on religious and spiritual map of the country, Gaya will emerge on national trade map after the cargo terminal becomes functional.

19/12/21 Times of India

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