Food Minister Piyush Goyal has asked the Central Warehousing Corporation to
double its warehouse storage capacity in the next two years from the 125 lakh
metric tons at present.
The Union Minister who was reviewing the modernisation plans of the
Corporation, at a high level meeting
said the Corporation should achieve a turnover of Rs ten thousand crores
by the financial year 24-25.
The tariff rationalisation and setting of warehouses should be done
independently by the CWC without any bureaucratic interference according to a
statement issued by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public
Distribution after the review meeting.
CWC instructed to do
a “Safety Audit” in all its warehouses regularly
The minister also instructed CWC to do a “Safety Audit” for fire,
earthquakes, burglary and accidents in its all warehouses regularly.
The CWC should build modern silos for wheat and rice storage all over the
country and build more cold chain
facilities for storage Onion, Potato and Tomato in coordination with NAFED.”
He suggested that CWC should prepare a masterplan for the upgradation of
all its warehouses in the country, so that “maximum grains” could be stored in
the country for longer period.