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11 Foodgrain Godowns to be Constructed in Assam

Press Information Bureau:  January, 2013

New Delhi: The Centre has proposed to construct 11 new food grains godowns at different locations in the state of Assam to strengthen Public Distribution System. Besides this additional storage capacity will also be crated at three existing locations in the state. These godown to be constructed or expanded by the Food Corporation of India (FCI), will add food grain storage capacity of 3,47,000 MT in the state of Assam. Out of this a capacity of 7000 MT will be created within the three existing complexes of FCI in the state.

Location wise details of capacity to be created is as follows:

1 Changsari Ph. I & II (50,000 MT in each phase) 1,00,000
2 Nowgaon Ph. I & II (with siding)(25,000 MT in each phase) 50,000
3 Dibrugarh (with siding) 25,000
4 Barpeta Road ( with siding) 25,000
5 Karimganj 5,000
6 Fakiragram 5,000
7 Tezpur Bindukuri/(with siding)\ 25,000
8 Salchapara (with siding) 25,000
9 Kokrajhar (with siding) 30,000
10 Bongoigaon (with siding) 25,000
11 Junai (with siding) 25,000
12 Hojai 2,500(within existing complex)
13 New Lakhimpur 2,500(within existing complex)
14 Jogigopa 2,000(within existing complex)
Total 3,47,000