Scheme for pvt entrepreneurs to construct godowns
The Government has declared a scheme for construction of storage godowns for Food Corporation of India called the FCI-Storage requirements through Private Entrepreneurs – 2008. Under the Scheme, the godowns will be constructed by the private investors at locations approved by FCI, and FCI would provide guarantee for storage for 5 years.
The total storage capacity of FCI as on 31.10.2009 (owned and hired) is 278.59 lakh MTs. The FCI has total storage capacity of 71.21 lakh MTs (both owned and hired) in Punjab. As per the 11th Five Year Plan, the following covered capacities are proposed to be added over the next three years by FCI in the country as a whole:-
(Fig. in MTs)