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Storage Division deals with policy aspects related to creation of adequate storage capacity for Central Pool food stocks in order to ensure availability of quality foodgrains to the citizens of this country. It aims to set up modern and scientific storage facilities for safe storage of foodgrains for distribution through Public Distribution System. It partners in providing warehousing infrastructure for procurement and storage of agricultural and notified commodities through Food Corporation of India (FCI), Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and Central Railside Warehouse Company Limited (CRWC).

It is the Administrative Division for CWC and CRWC which are Mini Ratna Public Sector Undertakings primarily for providing warehousing infrastructure for agriculture sector. This Division also formulates policies to regulate the warehousing sector through Warehousing Development & Regulatory Authority (WDRA).

The day to day functioning of the Division is looked after by an Additional / Joint Secretary in the Department of Food & Public Distribution.