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Construction of modern silos in PPP mode

With a view to modernize the storage capacity in the country this Department has approved a road map/action plan for creating modern storage facility in the form of Steel Silos of capacity of 100 lakh MT in a phased manner in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode by 2020. The proposed capacity will mechanize the existing supply chain and improve operational efficiency.


The progress under the road map approved by this Department for construction of steel silos is as given below (upto 30.11.2018):

Silos constructed: 6.25 LMT (13 locations)

Under Construction: 5.00 LMT (10 locations)

Further awarded: 34.50 LMT (at 65 locations)

Under tender action/to be re-tendered: 5.00 LMT (10 locations)

Locations approved for tendering: 32.00 LMT (38 locations)

Total: 82.75 LMT

- The construction of rice silos shall depend on the outcome of the pilot project of 0.50 LMT capacity each (Wheat: 0.375 LMT; Rice: 0.125 LMT) being undertaken by FCI at Kaimur & Buxar in Bihar.