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Construction of Steel Silos

Steel silos with bulk handling facilities are a highly mechanized and modernized way for bulk storage of foodgrains. Silos not only ensure better preservation of foodgrains but also enhance their shelf-life.  Foodgrains stored in silos are transported in bulk thereby minimizing losses due to theft and pilferage.  Silos require approximately 1/3rd land as compared to conventional storage warehouses, can be operated round the clock which enhances flexibility and improves overall efficiency in storage, handling and transportation of foodgrains.  As such, construction of silos would be beneficial to the nation as a whole besides, creating an efficient food supply chain-management system.

 

The progress of modernisation of storage facilities and construction of steel silos is as given below (up to 31.03.2021):

SL

Status

No. of Locations

Capacity (LMT)

1

Work Completed

22

11.125

2

Work awarded and Letter of Commencement issued by FCI

22

11.125

3

Work awarded, but Letter of Commencement yet to be issued by FCI

1

0.50

4

Work awarded by FCI, but land not procured by selected bidders

10

5.00

5

Tendered by State Govt.(with Railway Siding)

3

1.50

6

Total wheat silos including 0.25 LMT pilot rice silos

58

29.25

7

Tentative capacity for Hub & Spoke

249

111.125

 

Grand Total

307

140.375