Food Corporation of India to Raise Kerala Storage Capacity

Published on: 24 Jan, 2013
Published under: Ernakulam District News, General Kerala News, Kerala Business News

23 Jan 2013

FCI India has planned to establish two new 25,000-tonne storage capacity silos at Kochi and Kozhikode for storage of food grains. The Central Warehousing Corporation will set up a freight station on FACT land at nearby Eloor. A warehousing corporation godown will also be set up at Purakkad in Alapuzha and its construction will be taken up under the ‘Kuttanad package.’

This would be set up in PPP mode with 25 per cent viability gap funding subject to Planning Commission’s approval, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. He said rice and wheat allotment to BPL cardholders is sufficient, while for APL card holders it needs to be enhanced from the present 15 kg to 25 kg as nearly 1.5 lakh ration card holders had been added from April 2012 to January 2013.


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