CWC should double warehouse storage capacity by 2023 to achieve turnover of 10000 crore: Piyush Goyal PSU NEWS

Shri Piyush Goyal today reviewed the modernization plan of Central Warehouse Corporation.

 

CWC should double warehouse storage capacity by 2023 to achieve turnover of 10000 crore: Piyush Goyal
Union Minister of Food & Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs, Railways and Commerce & Industry Shri Piyush Goyal

 

New Delhi: Union Minister of Food & Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs, Railways and Commerce & Industry Shri Piyush Goyal today reviewed the modernization plan of Central Warehouse Corporation.

While reviewing, Minister Shri Goyal said that CWC should double its warehouse storage capacity by end of year 2023 and achieve a turnover of Rs 10000 crore by the Financial Year 2024-25. At present, CWC warehouse storage capacity is 125 LMT.

In the review meeting, Shri Goyal said that the tariff rationalization and setting of warehouses should be done independently by CWC without any bureaucratic interference. He said that maximum powers of decision-making for operations should be delegated to the CWC. He also asked CWC to focus on the building of cold chain storage in the country on priority basis.  Shri Goyal instructed CWC to do Safety Audit for fire, earthquakes burglary and accidents in its all warehouses regularly.

Further Shri Goyal said, CWC should build modern silos for wheat and rice storage all over the country so that maximum grains could be stored in the country for longer periods. 

Shri Goyal said CWC should build more cold chain facilities for storage Onion, Potato and Tomato in coordination with NAFED.  

The Minister suggested that CWC should prepare a master plan for the up-gradation of all 423 warehouses. CWC should do the warehouse/storage gap analysis for agricultural produce and accordingly prepare plans with the help of Architects and experts.


The Minister further said that CWC should work in mission mode for taking care of all stakeholders i.e. staff, clients, workers, truck drivers.

He said all CWC warehouses must have modern and convenience facilities, like toilets for Male, Female workers, customers, drivers and divyangs, proper waiting rooms/restroom, worker-shed, drinking water facilities and other basic amenities with neat & clean ambience.



Posted Date :  06-04-21

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