FCI is operating 2199 of warehouses (Owned/Hired) for storage of food grains across the country

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The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that that augmentation of capacity is a continuous process.  Food Corporation of India (FCI) continuously assesses and monitors the storage capacity and based on the storage gap assessment, storage capacities are created/hired. FCI augments its storage capacity through following schemes:-

  1. Private Entrepreneurs Guarantee (PEG) Scheme
  2. Central Sector Scheme (CSS)
  3. Construction of Silo’s under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode
  4. Hiring of godown from Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC)/ State Warehousing Corporations (SWCs)/State Agencies
  5. Hiring of godown through Private Warehousing Scheme (PWS).

As on 01.01.2022, FCI is operating 2199 of warehouses (Owned/Hired) for  storage  of  foodgrains  throughout the country. The State-wise detail of number of storage unit available with FCI (Owned and Hired) as on 01.01.2022 is enclosed at Annexure-I.

Annexure-I

State-wise number of storage unit available with FCI (Owned and Hired) as on 01.01.2022.

S. N Region Total number of warehouse
1 Bihar 80
2 Jharkhand 48
3 Odisha 46
4 West Bengal 30
5 Sikkim 2
6 Arunachal Pradesh 15
7 Assam 40
8 Manipur 9
9 Nagaland 6
10 Tripura 7
11 Mizoram 6
12 Meghalaya 6
13 Delhi 6
14 Haryana 297
15 Himachal Pradesh 18
16 Jammu & Kashmir 26
17 Laddakh 6
18 Punjab 611
19 Chandigarh 1
20 Rajashthan 173
21 Uttar Pradesh 248
22 Uttaranchal 20
23 Andhra Pradesh 40
24 Andman & Nicobar 1
25 Karnataka 62

 

26 Lakshadweep 1
27 Kerala 25
28 Tamilnadu 68
29 Pudducherry 3
30 Telangana 72
31 Chattisgarh 63
32 Gujarat 36
33 Dadra Nagar Haveli &DD 0
34 Madhya Pradesh 36
35 Goa 2
36 Maharashtra 89
Total 2199

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