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INTRODUCTION

Storage Division oversees policy related aspects aimed at ensuring sufficient storage capacity for Central Food Stocks. It endeavours to facilitate logistic support to Indian economy, especially for agricultural and notified commodities, through two Central Public Sector Enterprises under its administrative control namely, Central Warehousing Corporation and Central Railside Warehouse Company Limited. It is also the administrative division for Warehousing Development & Regulatory Authority (WDRA).

CENTRAL WAREHOUSING CORPORATION (CWC)

Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC), a Public Sector Undertaking set up on 02.03.1957 under this Department, is providing scientific storage facilities for agricultural implements & produce and other notified commodities. CWC is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified Schedule ‘A’-Mini Ratna, Category-1 Organisation.

As on 01.10.2018, CWC was operating 432 warehouses with a total operational storage capacity of 99.69 lakh MT including 46 Custom Bonded Warehouses, 31 Container Freight Stations (CFSs)/ Inland Clearance Depots (ICDs), 3 Air Cargo Complexes (ACCs) (5961 MT) and 3 Temperature Controlled Warehouse (2419 MT) for providing services to the export/import trade.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

( Rs. in Lakh)

Year

Turnover

Expenditure

Profit Before Tax

Profit After Tax

Dividend

Rate on Equity

Amount

2011-2012

1218.65

1059.53

159.12

100.46

40%

2718.96

2012-2013

1406.70

1197.47

209.23

139.55

41%

2786.93

2013-2014

1528.19

1271.72

256.47

161.05

48%

3262.75

2014-2015

1561.83

1301.77

260.06

182.12

54%

3670.70

2015-2016

1639.93

1356.37

283.56

197.82

88%

5981.80

2016-2017

1606.29

1346.70

260.58

231.22

142%

9652.00

2017-2018

1594.00

1492.00

102.00

76.50

32%

2175.00

2018-2019

(upto 31.08.2018)

620.79

553.79

67.00

50.25

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STATE WAREHOUSING CORPORATIONS (SWCs)

CWC has 19 associate State Warehousing Corporations (SWCs). The total investment of the Central Warehousing Corporation, which is a 50% shareholder in the equity capital of SWCs, as on 31.08.2018, was Rs. 61.79 crore. As on 31.08.2018, the SWCs operated 2106 warehouses with a total storage capacity of 357.76 lakh MT.


CENTRAL RAILSIDE WAREHOUSE COMPANY LIMITED (CRWC)

CWC has formed a 100% owned subsidiary company namely, Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd (CRWC) for development of Railside Warehouse Complexes (RWCs). The subsidiary was incorporated on 10.07.2007 and received certificate for commencement of business on 24.07.2007. As on 04.10.2018, CRWC has 19 RWCs with a total storage capacity of 3,46,267 MT.

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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) 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. The main functions of the Authority are to make provisions for the development and regulation of warehouses which inter alia 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.

2. Year-wise details of registered warehouses with WDRA, NWRs issued and loan financed against NWRs as on 30.09.2018 are as under:-

SI No.

Year

No. of registered warehouses

No. of NWRs issued

Total value of commodities deposited against NWRs

(Rs. In cores)

Total loan against NWRs (Rs. In crores)

1.

2011-12

240

8056

1356.32

591.00

2.

2012-13

92

8242

416.26

105.65

3.

2013-14

68

6121

583.02

108.02

4.

2014-15

234

16993

1160.66

388.42

5.

2015-16

588

15178

845.05

203.47

6.

2016-17

214

19350

719.93

148.40

7.

2017-18

261

(Online- 106)

12313

(e-NWR-114)

510.2

(e-NWR 8.643)

118.51

(against e-NWR-Rs.0.20 Cr)

8.

2018-19

217

(Online – 211)

16405

(e-NWR-10534)

769.8441

(e-NWR-465.9541)

47.06

(against-e-NWR-3.94)

Total

1914*

102658

6361.2871

1710.53

(*Active – 761)

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 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.

For more information, please visitWDRA website.


NATIONAL POLICY ON HANDLING, STORAGE AND TRANSPORATION OF FOODGRAINS

With a view to minimizing storage and transit losses and to introduce modern technology, the Government approved the National Policy on Handling, Storage and Transportation of Foodgrains in June 2000. Under this policy, integrated bulk handling, storage and transportation facilities to the tune of 5.5 lakh MTs at the following locations were created through private sector participation on Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis. M/s Adani Exports Limited was selected as Developer-cum- Operator for the project. Silos were set up at following locations:

Circuit 1

Circuit 2

Location

Capacity (MT)

Location

Capacity (MT)

Base Depot

Moga

2,00,000

Base Depot

Kaithal

2,00,000

Field Depots

Chennai

25000

Field Depots

Navi Mumbai

50000


Coimbatore

25000


Hooghly

25000


Bangalore

25000




Total


2,75,000

Total


2,75,000


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