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Double ware housing capacity for food in the country says Union Minister Goyal

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. 

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