BHUBANESWAR : Origo Commodities, a leading post harvest and warehousing solutions company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Odisha to provide Preservation, Maintenance and Security services for foodgrains at various locations in the state. For the first time ever, the Government of Odisha has outsourced warehousing facilities of this magnitude to a private organization.
Commenting on the tie up, Niranjan Nayak, MD, Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited/Odisha State Warehousing Corporation, said, “We have signed a MoU with Origo Commodities for nearly 1.10 lakh MT capacity to manage, as we were impressed how they manage their warehouses, especially the cleanliness, stacking and overall maintenance of stocks at godowns.”
Mr. Nayak also added, “With Origo’s assistance, we aim to increase the quality of stocks at our godowns and make sure that they are at par with FCI standards. We shall soon extend this model to other commodities as well and encourage private depositors to use our space. This will be a win-win proposition for farmers as well as the corporation. Along with Origo, we will undertake awareness building measures in rural areas and draw up inventories in procuring commodities like onions, mango, moong and others. Origo can also pitch in procurement of paddy, especially maintaining stocks in small sized godowns being built up in Orissa for PACs. This will help us break the stranglehold of rice millers here.”
Speaking about this tie up, Mayank Dhanuka, Director, Origo Commodities said, “With this initiative, we hope to add significant value to the efforts of the Odisha government in ensuring proper and scientific storage of MSP procured food grains.”