The additional storage capacity of 20,000 tons will be used in the district for the benefit of the farming community.
Date of publication – 19:32, Thursday – 24 November 22
Khammam: The additional storage capacity of 20,000 tons will be used in the district for the benefit of the farming community.
It may be noted that with the record increase in agricultural production in Telangana, the State government has decided to increase the storage capacity according to the agricultural production and has decided to build warehouses in all the districts.
As part of this, the Telangana State Warehousing Housing Corporation (TSWHC) has constructed three warehouses with a total capacity of 20,000 metric tonnes; two of these warehouses have a capacity of 7,500 metric tons and the third warehouse has a capacity of 5,000 meters. ton They are built on five acres of land at Jinkalagudem in Raghunathapalem mandal of the district at a cost of Rs 14.90 crore.
Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy along with Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar laid the foundation of the depots on 13 November 2020. Construction has been executed on a war footing and the warehouses are now ready to be opened.
They measure up with Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima and other pro-farmer farmers The volume of farm produce in the State has gone up dramatically in recent years. But past governments have neglected building warehouses to match production capacity, said Ajay Kumar.
Farmers working in the fields expect a fair price for what they produce. When they don’t get a good price, they want to keep the products until they get the expected price. But due to the shortage of warehouses and high rents in private warehouses, farmers were selling their produce at throwaway prices.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao wanted to change the situation and decided to increase the storage capacity to 64 lakh tonnes from the existing 24 lakh tonnes in government warehouses alone, Ajay Kumar said. Telangana Today.
He reports that the newly constructed warehouses have been made with modern technology, with concrete walls, adequate ventilation in addition to moisture and rodent control provisions.
There are two TSWHC depots with a storage capacity of 23,800 tonnes and with the three new depots at Raghunathapalem to be inaugurated by Minister Niranjan Reddy and Ajay Kumar on Friday, the total storage capacity in the district will increase to 47,600. ton
Apart from the TSWHC warehouses, there are six Markfed warehouses with a capacity of 6000 tonnes, district marketing and civil supply warehouses, besides several private warehouses.