Union Cabinet clears leasing out of land for perishable cargo hub at Indore airport

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Cargo hubNew Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for leasing out Airports Authority of India (AAI) land measuring 1500 sqm. to M.P. Warehousing Logistics Corporation (MPWLC) for establishing the Centre for Perishable Cargo (CPC) at Indore airport in Madhta Pradesh considering the resolution made by AAI Board.

This Centre will be a state of art facility exit point for perishables from the State. It will provide a world class facility under one roof to cater to all requirements of the traders and maintain the quality of produce. This facility is to be created by MPWLC under PPP mode.

The creation of Centre for Perishable Cargo is expected to cater to the employment needs of the local population and has significant employment potential. A total number of 113 persons will be required to manage the CPC.

Background

The State Government of Madhya Pradesh proposes to set up  the CPC at Devi Ahilya Bai Airport in Indore. The move comes in the backdrop of huge demand of export of pharmaceuticals, poultry products and horticulture products ftom the western Madhya Pradesh (Malwa region).

The leasing out of the land will enable State Government of Madhya Pradesh to promote its agriculture and Horticulture sector by establishment of Centre for Perishable Cargo at Indore airport.

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