Dec 15, 2016

Grow More Food Scheme of Indian Railways

The vacant Railway land is given on license to Railway employees working in Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ category under Grow More Food (GMF) scheme. As per the extant policy, licensing of Railway land to private parties/persons for the purposes not connected with Railway working is not permitted. Zone wise details of land under Grow More Food scheme as on 31.03.2016 are as under:–

Zonal Railway
Area under GMF (in acres)
Central
733.83
Eastern
626.73
East Central
2309.25
East Coast
440.51
Northern
1233.55
North Central
162.18
North Eastern
15.00
Northeast Frontier
2473.55
North Western
0.00
Southern
265.39
South Central
2.47
South Eastern
0.00
South East Central
371.32
South Western
0.00
Western
108.45
West Central
116.93
Total
8859.18

   This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha