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Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority

The Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) was set up 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) / electronic-Negotiable Warehouse Receipt (e-NWR) System in the country, which would help farmers to store their produce in scientific storage godowns nearby their farms and to seek loan from banks against their NWR/e-NWR. The main functions of the Authority are to make provisions for the development and regulation of warehouses whichinter aliaincludes 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.

2. Year-wise details of registered warehouses with WDRA, NWRs/e-NWRs issued and loan financed against NWRs/e-NWR as on 30.09.2020 are as under:-

SI No.

Year

No. of registered warehouses

No. of NWRs/e-NWR issued

Total Quantity of Stocks against NWR/eNWR (in Lakh Ton)

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.0.20 Cr)

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

91

26230

(eNWR only)

2.42384

(eNWR only)

188.1826

(eNWR only)

Total

3400

340234

40.635109

2425.2465

(* Valid Registration -1807)

3. 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 Transformation plan, WDRA has set up a portal for online registration of warehouses. It has also set up 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 from 1st August 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.

Integration of e-NWR with e-NAM platform has been completed for trading of e-NWRs by way of developing interface between Repository and e-NAM platform.

Details of Releases to WDRA in FY 2020-21

Release in 1st Quarter

(Fig. in lakh rupees)

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Release in 2nd Quarter


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(Fig. in lakh rupees)

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