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Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority

The Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) was setup by the Government of India on 26.10.2010 to ensure implementation of the provisions of the Warehousing (Development & Regulation) Act, 2007. The main objective of WDRA is to implement Negotiable Warehouse Receipt (NWR) System in the country, which would help farmers to store their produce in scientific storage godowns near by their farms and to seek loan from banks against their NWR. The main functions of the Authority are to make provisions for the development and regulation of warehouses which interalia includes negotiability of warehouse receipts, registration of warehouses, promotion of scientific warehousing of goods, improving fiduciary trust of depositors and banks, enhancing liquidity in rural areas and promoting efficient supply chain.

Year-wise details of registered warehouses with WDRA, NWRs issued and loan financed against NWRs/e-NWR as on 31.05.2021 are as under:-


SI

No.

Year

No. of registered

warehouses

No. of

NWRs/e-NWR issued

Total Quantity of Stocks against NWR/ eNWR (In

LakhTon)

Total loan against NWRs/e-NWR(Rs.In crores)

1.

2011-12

240

8056

1.35

591.00

2.

2012-13

92

8242

1.39

105.65

3.

2013-14

68

6121

2.57

108.02

4.

2014-15

234

16993

5.12

388.42

5.

2015-16

588

15178

5.69

203.47

6.

2016-17

214

19350

3.58

148.40

7.

2017-18

261

(Online-106)

12313

(e-NWR-114)

3.47947

(eNWR–1.79947)

118.51(against e-NWR-Rs.0.20Cr)

8.

2018-19

607

(Online–601)

89114

(e-NWR-77332)

7.215309

(eNWR–5.215309)

135.5974

(against- e-NWR-28.2774)

9

2019-20

1005

138637

(e-NWR-134939)

9.49649(eNWR

–8.98649)

437.9965(e-NWR-379.7265)

10

2020-21

337

eNWR-88480

eNWR-7.7974

eNWR-731.7982

11

2021-22

123

eNWR-17975

eNWR-1.69007

eNWR-176.8159

 

Total

3769

420459

47.698739

3145.678

(*Valid Registration-2083)

The Government announced a Transformation Plan for WDRA to streamline its activities and introduce IT based platform for registration and monitoring of warehouses. Under the plan, WDRA has setup a portal for online registration of warehouses. It has also setup two Repositories, namely, M/s National Electronic Repository Limited (NERL) and CDSL Commodity Repository Limited (CCRL) for creation and management of electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipts (e-NWRs). The repositories have provided access to all stakeholders including warehouses, repository-participants, commodity exchanges and banks. Both the repositories and the portal have started functioning w.e.f. 26.09.2017. In the transformed system, the process of warehouse registration with WDRA and pledge financing against the deposited goods have been made simpler, safer and more transparent.

All registered warehouses are mandated to issue only e-NWRs w.e.f 1stAugust 2019.

The Recognized Stock Exchanges like National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX), Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), National Multi Commodity Exchange (NMCE/ICEX) are using e-NWRs for settlement of derivative contracts.

The e-NWR has been integrated with electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform by providing interface between e-NAM and repositories.

Statement of Release during the year 2021-22

(Fig. in lakh rupees)


Head

BE 2021-22

Release during the FY 2021-22

Balance

A

B

C

D (B-C)

Salary

515.00

100.00

415

General

968.00

100.00

868

Total

1483.00

200.00

1283




For more information, please visit WDRA website-www.wdra.gov.in.