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Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
18-February-2011 15:52 IST
National Conference on Storage of Food Grains

In view of an increasing need to enhance existing agri-warehousing infrastructure in the country, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, is organizing a National Conference on Policy for Storage, Handling and Transportation of Food Grains on February19, 2011 in New Delhi.

This National Conference would have plenary sessions on Review of the National Policy on Storage, Handling and Transportation of Food Grains and the Existing and Emerging Grain Storage Practices in India and financing Warehousing Infrastructure. The main objective of the national conference will be to assess the current storage policy and schemes to accelerate warehousing development in the country and to prepare a roadmap for future developments in the sector.

The conference being organized in partnership with Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) in partnership with FICCI will be attended by representatives from warehousing and logistics companies in both public and private sectors, commodity exchanges, banks & insurance agencies, policy makers, senior central & state government officials, and other stakeholders involved in warehousing development in the country.

Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution will inaugurate and chair the Conference.

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