Adani Agri Logistics Limited (AALL) has signed an exclusive service agreement with the Food Corporation of India. The project has been implemented at a total cost of nearly Rs. 700 crores.
The key feature of the project is that the entire handling of the food grains, right from receiving at Base Depots, cleaning and drying as well as storage and transportation to field depots is carried out in bulk form, thus minimizing the losses. These units are notified procurement centers of FCI, where farmers deliver their produce directly in bulk form.
Fully automated operation ensures quick service, transparent & accurate transactions at all stages and timely payment to farmers.
Conventional Storage Vs Silo Storage
- Silos need 1/3rd of the land as compared to a conventional warehouse
- High tech preservation techniques ensure quality and nutrition
- Negligible losses, lesser threat from weather or other external forces
- Improved shelf life of food grains
- Real time monitoring of grains for grain temperature, humidity & infestation
- Transportation to Field Depots by specialized rail wagons in bulk
Empowering India from its roots – Farmers
- Adani’s Base Depots are declared as notified ‘market yards’
- Farmers may deliver stocks directly without involving ‘commission agent’
- Efficient clearing of mandis during season; hence no glut
- Savings for farmers on Unloading and Cleaning
- Service Time to farmer: 1 hr as compared to 2-3 days in the conventional system
Partnering government towards food security
- Savings in Gunny Bags, Wooden Crates and Tarpaulin Covers for the Government.
- Economical linkages to Rail head.
- Economical end-to-end supply chain.
- Delivery of Food grains in bulk/bagged form to FCI at field depots without loss, damage, or other degradation of quality beyond specified limits.
- Ensures food security with negligible losses to grains.
- Collectively, this forms an integrated supply chain and logistics model that procures food grains from farmers and local mandis & supplies to PDS.