The godowns will increase the storage capacity in the district from the current 30,200 metric tonne to 51,800 metric tonne.
The godowns will be constructed at Pimpalgaon Baswant in Niphad, Nandgaon town in Nandgaon taluka, Angangaon village in Yeola, Rajurbahula in Nashik, Chandanpuri in Malegaon, said Bhujbal who is also the district guardian minister of Nashik. Administrative approval has been given for the construction of government godowns in the district.
While Pimpalgaon Baswant, Nandgaon, Angangaon will each get one godown, Rajurbahula will have three godowns and Chandanpuri will have two.
Bhujbal said that in order to store more foodgrain in Nashik district, the district collectorate had given a proposal for construction of godowns. The provision of funds for the godowns was underway.
The storage capacity will increase by 21,600 metric tonne and this will hugely benefit the lifting of the grain from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns.
Foodgrains distributed through the public distribution system (PDS) in the district are transported from the FCI to the local godowns. The grain from these godowns is further lifted by the fair price shopkeepers to be distributed to the beneficiaries through local shops.
The district supply office was in need of the godowns for effective management of the distribution. The new capacity will also be useful in times of emergency, district supply officer Arvind Nariskar said.