KH News Desk
Adani Agri Logistics Ltd (AALL), a wholly owned unit of Adani Logistics Ltd, has won a deal from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to build silo complexes at various locations across the country.
Being the most diversified end-to-end integrated logistics service provider in India, Adani Agri Logistics Ltd has recently won a contract from state-owned FCI to build four silo complexes in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. These silo complexes will be built at four different locations, in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
The total silo storage capacity will be 3.5 lakh Tonnes. FCI awarded the contract to Adani Agri Logistics Ltd following a competitive bidding. “Currently, farmers are forced to deal with a waiting period of two to three days while their agricultural produce makes its way through the traditional farm–to–mandi procurement chain. With the implementation of this project, the processing time will be cut down to merely one to two hours. This will significantly improve procurement efficiency,” the statement said.
This project will benefit general consumers and beneficiaries of the PDS (Public Distribution System), besides generating substantial savings on labor costs, gunny bags and transportation. The silo complexes will be executed under the Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) mode.
With the addition of 3.50 lakh Tonnes storage capacity, AALL will now have a total of 15.25 lakh Tonnes in storage.
Silo complexes, which are mechanized, and automated units equipped with temperature and humidity controls, are built to handle, store, and preserve food grains. The handling process, from procurement to transportation, is in bulk form catered through movement in containers.