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Construction of Silos under Hub & Spoke Model

With a view to modernize storage of foodgrains and to ramp-up the storage capacity for Foodgrains in India, a new model for development of grain Silos across the country i.e. Hub & Spoke Model for implementation in Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode has been proposed.

Hub and Spoke Model is a transportation system which consolidates the transportation assets from standalone locations referred to as "Spoke” to a central location named as "Hub” for long distance transportation. Hubs have a dedicated railway siding and container depot facility while the transportation from Spoke to Hub is undertaken through road and from Hub to Hub vai rail. This model by harnessing the efficiency of railway siding, promotes cost efficiency through bulk storage & movement, reduces cost and time of handling and transportation and simplifies operational complexities in addition to economic development, infrastructure development & employment generation in the country.

Under this Model, this Department has proposed to develop a capacity of 111.125 LMT of Hub and Spoke Model Silos at 249 Location” across the country under Design, Build, Fund, Own & Transfer (DBFOT) (FCI’s land) and Design, Build, Fund, Own & Operate (DBFOO) (Land of concessionaire/other agency) mode, through implementing agency i.e. Food Corporation of India (FCI).

DBFOT 1st Phase Project:-

After the approval of Competent Authority, tenders for 4 Projects under DBFOT 1st Phase have been published on 26/04/2022 and total 38 bids have been received for all four bundles on 09/08/2022. Technical evaluation of the bids is underway.

Sr. No.

State

Type of Silo (Hub/ Spoke)

Location

Capacity in MT

Estd. Project Cost (INR Cr.)

Bundles

1

Bihar

Spoke

Katihar

50,000

236

Project-1

2

Uttar Pradesh

Hub

FSD Gonda

100,000

3

Uttar Pradesh

Spoke

Sandila

75,000

4

Uttar Pradesh

Hub

FSD Chandari

125,000

350,000

Sr. No.

State

Type of Silo (Hub/ Spoke)

Location

Capacity in MT

Project-2

5

Gujarat

Hub

FSD-Gandhidham

37,500

179

6

Gujarat

Spoke

FSD-Wadhvan

25,000

7

Gujarat

Spoke

FSD-Wankaner

25,000

8

Maharashtra

Hub

FSD Borivali

125,000

212,500

Sr. No.

State

Type of Silo (Hub/ Spoke)

Location

Capacity in MT

Project-3

9

Uttar Pradesh

Spoke

Lalpur

100,000

160

10

Uttar Pradesh

Hub

FSD Roza

50,000

11

Uttar Pradesh

Spoke

FSD Dhamora

25,000

12

Uttar Pradesh

Spoke

FSD Khurja

50,000

225,000

Sr. No.

State

Type of Silo (Hub/ Spoke)

Location

Capacity in MT

Project-4

13

Punjab

Hub

BG Malout

150,000

148

14

Rajasthan

Spoke

FSD CAP Alwar

75,000

225,000

Total

1,012,500

723

DBFOO 1st Phase Project :-

After the approval of Competent Authority, tenders for 3 Projects under DBFOO 1st Phase have been published on 21/06/2022.

Locations within the Project 1 – DBFOO (Phase 1)

DBFOO Project-1

Sr. No.

State

Type of Silo (Hub/Spoke)

Location

Capacity in MT

1

Punjab

Spoke

Dhuri

50,000

2

Punjab

Spoke

Moonak

37,500

3

Punjab

Spoke

Dirba

25,000

4

Punjab

Spoke

Khanauri

25,000

5

Punjab

Spoke

Patiala

50,000

6

Punjab

Spoke

Samana

75,000

7

Punjab

Spoke

Patran

75,000

8

Punjab

Spoke

Mehalkalan

37,500

9

Punjab

Spoke

Sehna

25,000

10

Punjab

Spoke

Tapa

37,500

11

Punjab

Spoke

Dhanaula

25,000

12

Punjab

Spoke

Jaito

50,000

13

Punjab

Spoke

Faridkot

75,000

14

Punjab

Spoke

Sadiq

25,000

15

Punjab

Spoke

Payal

25,000

16

Punjab

Spoke

Macchiwara

37,500

17

Punjab

Spoke

Khanna

37,500

18

Punjab

Spoke

Ludhiana

25,000

19

Punjab

Spoke

Bariwala

25,000

20

Punjab

Spoke

Killanwali

37,500

21

Punjab

Spoke

Panniwala

25,000

22

Punjab

Spoke

Mehrajwala

25,000

23

Punjab

Spoke

Muktsar

100,000

24

Punjab

Spoke

Bhaliana

37,500

25

Punjab

Spoke

Gidderbaha

50,000

26

Punjab

Spoke

Abohar

50,000

TOTAL

1,087,500

Locations within the Project 2 – DBFOO (Phase 1)

DBFOO Project -2

Sr. No.

State

Type of Silo (Hub/Spoke)

Location

Capacity in MT

1

Bihar

Spoke

Purnea

50,000

2

Bihar

Spoke

Araria

50,000

3

Bihar

Spoke

Darbhanga

50,000

4

Bihar

Spoke

Samastipur

50,000

5

Bihar

Spoke

Begusarai

50,000

6

Bihar

Spoke

Kishenganj

50,000

7

UP

Spoke

Sitapur

25,000

8

UP

Spoke

Lakhimpur

50,000

9

UP

Spoke

Bahraich

25,000

10

UP

Spoke

Sultanpur

25,000

11

UP

Spoke

Amethi

25,000

12

UP

Spoke

Auraiya

25,000

13

UP

Spoke

Balrampur

25,000

14

UP

Spoke

Kanpur Dehat

25,000

15

UP

Spoke

Ambedkar Nagar

25,000

16

UP

Spoke

Farukkabad

25,000

17

UP

Spoke

Raibareilly

25,000

18

UP

Spoke

Shrawasti

25,000

19

UP

Spoke

Sambhal

25,000

20

UP

Spoke

Badayun

25,000

21

UP

Spoke

Unnao

25,000

22

West Bengal

Spoke

Malda

25,000

TOTAL

725,000

Locations within the Project 3 – DBFOO (Phase 1)

DBFOO Project - 3

Sr. No.

State

Type of Silo (Hub/Spoke)

Location

Capacity in MT

1

Gujarat

Spoke

Banaskantha

62,500

2

Haryana

Spoke

Assandh

25,000

3

Haryana

Spoke

Gharaunda

25,000

4

Haryana

Spoke

Samalkhan

25,000

5

Haryana

Spoke

Gohana

25,000

6

Haryana

Spoke

Pilukhera

25,000

7

Haryana

Spoke

Uchana

25,000

8

Haryana

Spoke

Safidon

25,000

9

Haryana

Spoke

Fatehabad

25,000

10

Haryana

Spoke

Ratia

25,000

11

Haryana

Spoke

Bhuna

25,000

12

Haryana

Spoke

Palwal

25,000

13

Haryana

Spoke

Hodal

25,000

14

Jammu

Spoke

Kathua

75,000

15

MP

Spoke

Ujjain

75,000

16

MP

Spoke

Dhar

50,000

17

MP

Spoke

Guna

50,000

18

MP

Spoke

Damoh

50,000

TOTAL

662,500

The main features of DBFOT and DBFOO Bid documents have been tabulated as under :-

S.No

Parameter

DBFOT

DBFOO

1.

Structure

Single RFP Multiple CA

Single RFP Single CA

2.

Qualification Criteria

Qualification based on both Technical and Financial Capacity of the Bidder

Qualification based on Financial Capacity of the Bidder

3.

Bidding parameter

Weighted Average Fixed Storage Charges per MT/per Year

Single Fixed Storage Charges per MT/per year for the entire bundle

4.

Selection of Bidder

Lowest Weighted Average Fixed Storage charges per MT per Year pursuant to e-Reverse Auction process.

Lowest Fixed Storage Charges per MT per Year as per the Financial proposal.

5.

Restriction on award of number of Projects to a Bidder

Restriction on award of 1 Project (Bundle) to the Bidder (out of the 4 DBFOT Projects (Bundles)

No Restriction on award of number of Projects to a Bidder.

6.

Type of Silo

Both Hub & Spoke Silos

Only Spoke silos

7.

E-Reverse Auction

E-reverse Auction to identify L1

No E-Reverse Auction

Land Identification by State Governments for DBFOO 1st Phase projects :-

As the land acquisition becomes the most crucial part of the DBFOO project, in order to facilitate availability of land to the Concessionaires, this Department took up the issue of identification of suitable surplus land, if any, with the concerned State Governments i.e. Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal & Bihar

With the sustained efforts of the Department of Food & PD, various meeting with the State Governments and cooperation by the State Governments, some land parcels have been identified by the State Governments for lease/transfer of the same to respective concessionaires.

Punjab state has confirmed availability of govt/panchayat land at 26 locations. Land Bank Data of the State Government, respective lease policies & process of application for the land etc can be found athttp://investpunjab.gov.in/home. State Government has also assured to make available land at other locations, as well, where, the Land Bank Data doesn’t suffice the requirement of Concessionaires.


UP state has identified 15 locations at Mandis for Silo projects. State of Gujarat has identified one location for construction of Silo at Banaskatha. MP state has identified 4 locations.