In line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Haryana Agriculture Minister J P Dalal recently directed the officers to explore the possibilities of setting up new warehouses in rural areas of the state.
Following the same, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed between the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board and the Haryana State Warehousing Corporation to set up new warehouses at 11 locations across Haryana.
Under this MoU, the warehousing corporation will construct warehouses on the land of Agricultural Marketing Board. Funds will also be taken from NABARD for the construction of warehouses, a statement read.
The Agriculture Minister said that even though Haryana is a small state in terms of geographical area, it is the second-largest producer of food grains in the country.
He directed the officers to discuss the matter with the Food Corporation of India and Central Warehousing Corporation to construct more warehouses in rural areas of the state.
It was also mentioned in the meeting that the Haryana Land Reforms and Development Corporation has agricultural farms in Gokalpur and Deepalpur Tahna (Rewari), Navan in Narnaul and Shiva in Gurgaon, where the land is given on lease for seed development. The total land of all these farms is more than 220 acres which can be used to construct warehouses on five to six acres of land, the statement added.