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
No. of Locations
Work awarded and Letter of Commencement issued by FCI
Work awarded, but Letter of Commencement yet to be issued by FCI
Work awarded by FCI, but land not procured by selected bidders
Tendered by State Govt.(with Railway Siding)
Total wheat silos including 0.25 LMT pilot rice silos
Tentative capacity for Hub & Spoke
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