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H’yana to construct 12 steel silo godowns for grain storage

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

To ensure safe and scientific storage of foodgrains, the Haryana government has decided to construct 12 steel silo godowns of 9.5 lakh metric tonnes capacity.

A decision to this effect was taken in a review meeting held under the chairmanship of minister of state for food, civil supplies and consumer affairs, Karan Dev Kamboj on Tuesday.

Haryana State Warehousing Corporation is the nodal agency for the construction of these silos godowns at Ambala, Faridabad, Sirsa, Bhiwani, Rohtak, Jagadhari, Panipat, Tohana, Karnal and Narwana.

It was informed in the meeting that approval has already been accorded to the Food Corporation of Indian (FCI) for the construction of steel silos of three lakh metric tonnes capacity.

Apart from this, approval of the 4.5 lakh metric tonnes capacity has also been approved by the High Powered Committee whereas, the process in underway for the approval of remaining two lakh metric tonnes.

Kamboj said that farmers toil hard to produce foodgrains for the country and latest technique should be adopted to ensure the safe storage of each and every grain of their produce.

As per the directions of the NITI Ayog, hundred lakh metric tonnes capacity godowns of silos technique are be constructed in the country under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode scheme of the central government.

The additional chief secretary, food, civil supplies and consumer affairs, Ram Niwas suggested that a committee should be constituted for the management of tender process. The committee would also make recommendations for appointing advisor for the projects.