Bhubaneswar, 8 May-2014, Abhijit Saha: The Government of Odisha will be building 61 additional storage centres in 20 districts of the state. These centres will include Kandhamal, Gajapati and Ganjam on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
Daringibadi, Tikaballi and Tumudi Bandh in Kandhamal district, Khallikote, Bhanjanagar, Surada, Rangailunda, Patrapur and Jagannathprasad of Ganjam district and Paralakhemundi, R Udayagiri, Mohana and Kasinagar in Gajapati district will get one center each.
These storage centres would be put up with an objective to store and preserve all agricultural products and valuable food grains. All storage centres would be built with an area of 21,000 sqft in which 2,500 MT of food grains can be preserved and every storage centre would be located at a distance of 5 km of the concerned Block or Panchayat office to simplify the process of loading, unloading and delivery and supply of stored food grains to various destinations. Sources said that the Government would give these storage centres to the State Civil Supply Corporation on rent for a period of 10 months.
A workshop was also held in this regard at the office of Revenue Divisional Commissioner (South Division) on Monday for finalizing its plan. The workshop was attended by chief Manager of Bhubaneswar Centre for Transportation Research and Management Consultancy, Ashok Singh, VP Saroj Kumar Nayak, IFC representative Akshya Kumar Satya and ACSOs of Brahmapur and Chatrapur.