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Central Warehousing Corporation

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Central Warehousing Corporation


Government-owned corporation






Govt of India


"Warehousing Bhawan" 4/1 Siri Institutional Area,

August Kranti Marg, New Delhi, India

Area served

All India

Key people

Dr. C.V. Ananda BoseChairman;B.B.

PattanaikManaging Director


Mainly agricultural produce, Industrial rawmaterials, finished goods


Govt Policy Execution


Central Warehousing Corporation was established during 1957 to provide logistics support to the
agricultural sector. It is a publicWarehouse operator offering logistics services to diverse group of
clients. CWC operates 464 Warehouses across the country with a storage capacity of 10.64 million
tonnes providing warehousing services.[1][2] These services includes foodgrain warehouses, industrial
warehousing, custom bonded warehouses, container freight stations, inland clearance depots and
aircargo complexes.
Apart from storage and handling, CWC offers services in the area of clearing &
forwarding, handling & transportation, procurement &distribution, disinfestation
services, fumigation services, consultancy services/ training for the construction of warehousing
infrastructure to different agencies and other ancillary activities. CWC has 18 Regional Offices in the


1 Function
2 Operation
3 References
4 External links

The Warehousing Corporation act, 1962:Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Central
Warehousing Corporation may--[3] *Acquire and build godowns and warehouses at such suitable
places in India as it thinks fit;

Run warehouses for the storage of agricultural produce, seeds, manures, fertilizers, agricultural
implements and notified commodities offered by individuals, co-operative societies and other
Arrange facilities for the transport of agricultural produce, seeds, manures, fertilizers, agricultural
implements and notified commodities to and from warehouses;
Subscribe to the share capital of a State Warehousing Corporation;
Act as agent of the Government for the purposes of the purchase, sale, storage and distribution
of agricultural produce, seeds, manures, fertilizers, agricultural implements and notified
commodities; and
Carry out such other functions as may be prescribed.

The Warehousing Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2011 has been proposed in the Lok Sabha by
the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution seeking to make Mini-Ratna company
Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) an independent body without government being a

CWC operations include scientific storage and handling services for more than 400 commodities
include Agricultural produce, Industrial raw-materials, finished goods and variety of hygroscopic and
perishable items.

Scientific Storage Facilities for commodities including hygroscopic and perishable items through
network of 476 warehouses in India with its 5,658 trained personnel.
Import and Export Warehousing facilities at its 36 Container Freight Stations in ports and inland
Bonded Warehousing facilities .
Disinfestation services.
Handling, Transportation & Storage of ISO Containers.[5]

CWC enables the movement of imported and exportable goods to and from the port towns and has
developed infrastructure of Container Freight Stations & Inland Clearance Depots throughout the
country. It operates 36 CFSs/ ICDs where composite services for containerised movement of
import/export cargo are provided. The Warehousing Corporation is empowered to acquire and build
Warehouses for storage of Agricultural produce, seeds, fertilizers and other notified commodities
and also to act as an agent of the Central Warehousing Corporation or of the Government, for the
purpose of purchases, sales storage, distribution etc., of Agricultural Commodities in time of

need.[6] Though it has been criticised for lack of manpower and technologically equipped
warehousing facility.[7]

1. ^ Jump up to:a b "Bill in Lok Sabha to make Central Warehousing Corporation independent
body". The Economic Times. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
2. ^ Jump up to:a b "Bills on CWC and Exim Bank introduced". The Hindu. 8 December 2011.
3. Jump up^ The Warehousing Corporations Act, 1962
4. Jump up^ "17 Bills passed by during winter session of Parliament". Sify. 3 January 2012.
Retrieved 2 July 2012.
5. Jump up^
6. Jump up^ A P State Warehousing Corporation
7. Jump up^ "State to procure paddy on its own". The Assam Tribune. 6 January 2012. Retrieved
2 July 2012.

2. Alien body parts... powerful religious artifacts... UFO wreckage... what exactly
is hidden behind heavily guarded doors?
3. Inspired by Syfy's hit series Warehouse 13, NBC News award-winning journalist
Lester Holt goes on a global expedition to uncover the truth behind the world's
top secret, mysterious warehouses where super-classified objects are kept.
4. In Inside Secret Government Warehouses: Shocking Revelations, Holt
capitalizes on exclusive access to restricted sites, traveling from Area 51 in
Nevada to deep inside the Vatican secret archives - the centerpiece of Dan
Brown's Angels and Demons - interviewing informants, Washington decisionmakers, former top military personnel and leading experts.
5. Among his findings: A high-level informant who describes huge underground
tunnels beneath military installations, victims of unauthorized government
experimentation, and a former US Air Force pilot ordered to shoot down a UFO
in England.
6. With input from world renowned theoretical physicists, Vatican officials,
anthropologists and experts on Area 51, Holt will explore the darkest corners of
the places where the world's secrets hide. What will he discover? Tune in to
find out.
7. A premier Warehousing Agency in India, established during 1957 providing logistics support
to the agricultural sector, is one of the biggest public warehouse operators in the country
offering logistics services to a diverse group of clients.
8. CWC is operating 471 Warehouses across the country with a storage capacity of 10.5million
tonnes providing warehousing services for a wide range of products ranging from agricultural
produce to sophisticated industrial products.
9. Warehousing activities of CWC include foodgrain warehouses, industrial warehousing,
custom bonded warehouses, container freight stations, inland clearance depots and aircargo

10. Apart from storage and handling, CWC also offers services in the area of clearing &
forwarding, handling & transporation, procurement & distribution, disinfestation services,
fumigation services and other ancillary activities.
11. CWC also offers consultancy services/ training for the construction of warehousing
infrastructure to different agencies.

12. Warehouse Storage Space and

Secret Government Warehouses
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17. Warehouse storage space is an important part of a successful inventory program. Even
before you practice the FIFO methodology, you need to know where to find the materials.
One way to do this is with industrial shelving units like the ones that hold the alien specimens
at Area 51. Now you know that the government is going to use the best possible storage
units, so why not use the same stuff for your storage needs?
18. Industrial shelving units can be purchased in a variety of designs and structures. Whether
you need storage for small items like hardware or O-rings or large items such as spacecraft
pieces at Roswell or boxes of telephone records at NSA Prism, rest assured you can find the
right solution.
19. Scenarios
20. Storage units at government warehouses vary by the need.
21. NSA prism
22. This government facility would need warehouse storage space for thousands of boxes of
printouts of phone conversations. The perfect unit for this would be a racking system with
drive in ability. This way a forklift driver can pull into the shelving unit, locate the box and pull
it down. To take this one step further, each stored box might be encoded with a super secret
code number. Ill take box 007, please.
23. Wiki-Leaks
24. Usually, the information is to be kept inside. However, the Wiki-Leaks location might have a
system like NSA prism. Multiple unit storage with accessibility. The boxes would be coded
with a reference to their content and put away in that order. Now, anybody can find the
information they require, but isnt that what Wiki-Leaks is all about anyways? Info that should
have been stuffed away but now available to all who will simply look for it?
25. Area 51 and Roswell

26. These two warehouses will be needing some very special industrial shelving units. Some of
the specimens kept there are fragile and must be handled with care. So an automated
retrieval system might be the way to go. To avoid the use of forklifts and damaging the
materials (specimens), each one would be bar code tagged and given a specific location in
the unit. The shelves could be 3 or 4 cartons deep, so a system of moving them around is
27. Automated retrieval is simple. Each box is coded with its location and assigned a number.
When you want that box number, you punch it into a keypad and the rack system does the
rest. Finds it, picks it and brings it down for you.
28. Conclusion
29. As you can tell, we had a little fun with this one, but the fact is that warehouse storage space
is a variable that can be adjusted according to need. Whether you are storing nuts and bolts
or engines and transmissions, industrial shelving units exist that will fit your need.
30. You may need small shelf storage that you can walk up to and pull a box down to pick the
part. You may need a tall racking system that can hold thousands of pounds worth of
material. Then again you might need small bin storage for hardware or completely
automated racking with drive-thru ability.
31. In any event, rest assured that you would be able to locate the proper warehouse storage
space solution.

Warehouse workers receive, store, and ship merchandise that is kept in

warehousesbuildings in which all kinds of goods are stored and protected
from theft or deterioration. Commodities such as steel or wood sit in
warehouses before they are used to create manufactured goods. Manufactured
goods are often stored in warehouses between the time they are produced and
the time they reach retail stores or customers. Many manufacturers,
wholesalers, retailers, and transportation companies, as well as federal, state,
and local government agencies, have their own private warehouses.
Independently owned warehouses, sometimes called public warehouses,
charge a fee for storage. Many warehouses are located in large cities with
access to ports and freight terminals.
Some warehouses are known as specialty warehouses. Examples include
refrigerated warehouses, which are used to store frozen foods, and bonded
Warehouse workers track as well as unload merchandise as it is received at the warehouse and
load it when it is being shipped to customers. ( Ed Wheeler/Corbis.)

which are owned by people who post bonds to ensure payment of import
duties or internal revenue taxes that may be due on the stored merchandise.
The exact duties of warehouse workers vary depending on the place of
employment. Generally handlers in the warehouse load and unload
merchandise as it is received or when it is being shipped to customers. When
merchandise arrives at the warehouse, it is unloaded from trucks, ships, or
railroad sidings onto warehouse platforms. In some warehouses handlers load
and unload merchandise by hand; in others workers operate forklifts, which
are small trucks used to hoist and carry merchandise stacked on wooden
platforms and pallets. Automated material-handling equipment, conveyor
belts, automated high stackers, and guided vehicles help store and retrieve
goods in larger warehouses. Groups of warehouse workers are supervised by
individuals known as gang leaders. These gang leaders are generally in charge
of all warehouse activities.
Warehouse stock clerks keep records as goods enter and leave the warehouse.
Much of this information is contained in bar codes. Stock clerks use handheld
scanners and readers to read the codes, which are then transferred to a
computer that is used for inventory control. Checkers and shipping receivers
make sure that merchandise arrives in good condition. They also make sure
that the entire delivery, not just part of it, arrives intact.
Warehouse record clerks are responsible for keeping records of all incoming
and outgoing shipments. They check each shipment against shipping invoices
or bills of lading. In public warehouses record clerks prepare storage receipts
for customers: this task is regulated by law, and the receipts can be used by the
owner of the stored goods as security for loans.
Order fillers find and assemble the merchandise for outgoing shipments from
the customer's itemized list. They sometimes deliver the goods to the shipping
room or loading platform by truck. In the shipping room, shipping clerks pack,
wrap, or crate the merchandise, write shipping orders, and also weigh,
address, or attach postage or bills of lading to the packages.

Education and Training Requirements

Some employers prefer to hire workers who have a high school education. For
jobs involving record keeping, applicants may be required to have legible
handwriting, typing, or data-entry skills. Workers are generally trained on the
job for several weeks. Because warehouse workers may be required to lift

heavy packages, applicants must be fairly strong and in good health to get the

Read more: Warehouse Worker Job Description, Career as a Warehouse

Worker, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education
and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

Getting the Job

Individuals interested in becoming warehouse workers can apply directly to
the warehouses for which they would like to work. The state employment
office, Internet career sites, and newspaper want ads may list openings for this

Advancement Possibilities and Employment Outlook

Warehouse workers who handle merchandise can become checkers or gang
leaders. Some become warehouse supervisors, but supervisory jobs are quite
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of warehouse
workers is expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations between
2004 and 2014. The increased use of computers, automated handling
equipment, and automated inventory-tracking technology will eventually
eliminate some jobs. However, the warehousing industry grows with the
economy. As consumers make more money and acquire more things, more
warehouse workers will be needed to handle and store those things on their
way to market. In addition, more warehouses will likely be needed to store the
growing number of things bought over the Internet. High turnover in the field
along with the retirement of experienced workers should also create some

Working Conditions

Warehouse work is physically strenuous. Workers are typically required to lift

heavy packages, bend, stoop, or operate heavy equipment. Warehouses are
often block-long buildings and some workers have to walk long distances
repeatedly throughout the day. Depending on the type of merchandise stored,
warehouses are fairly clean, well ventilated, and well lighted. However,
warehouse workers who work on loading platforms may be exposed to all
kinds of weather, and those who work in refrigerated plants must wear
protective clothing. To reduce the risk of accidents, workers are required to
follow strict safety regulations.
Warehouse workers generally work about forty hours a week. Overtime is
often available at premium rates, and the work is usually steady all year. Many
workers in this field are union members

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