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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
25-February-2011 17:11 IST
Construction of Rural Godowns
Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) under Department of Food & Public Distribution, Government of India, presently operates 260 godowns situated in semi-urban and rural areas of the country.

CWC proposes to construct additional godowns to the tune of 1.77 lakh MTs during the year 2010-11 and 2.07 lakh MTs during the year 2011-12. Under the Plan Scheme of ‘Construction/Renovation of Rural Godowns’ of Ministry of Agriculture, it is proposed to sanction 20 lakh MTs capacity during the year 2010-11 and 30 lakh MTs capacity during 2011-12.

This information was given by Shri Arun Yadav, Minister of State for Agriculture in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

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