India Constructing Steel Silos in Public Private Partnership Mode
India’s Minister for Food & Public Distribution Ms SadhviNiranjan Jyoti informed Lower House off Indian Parliament that government has made an Action Plan for construction of steel silos on Public Private Partnership mode in the country. Till date Silos with capacity of 29.75 LMT at various locations throughout country have been awarded. Out of which a capacity of 10.625 LMT is complete and remaining is under various stages of development. Further, High Level Committee has recommended total 249 locations with capacity of 108.375 LMT under Hub & Spoke mode across the country.
In addition, in 2007-09, silos at 7 locations with capacity of 5.50 LMT were constructed under circuit base model, for bulk storage of wheat.
Warehouses owned or hired by Food Corporation of India (Fare used for storing wheat, rice and paddy and they are not product specific. However, silos are product specific for wheat and rice.