Warehousing Corpn revenue down by 12 per cent

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Bhopal, Mar 15 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh Warehousing and Logistics Corporation's revenue and use, of godown capacity has declined and its godown capacity has remained static during 2006-07, the Assembly was informed.

The Corporation's income declined by 12 per cent to Rs 34.71 crore as against Rs 39.45 crore the previous year, the annual report for 2006-07 presented in the Assembly yesterday stated.

Average godown capacity remained at 11,70,526 tonnes as compared to 11,87,916 tonnes in 2005-06 and its utility came down to 71 per cent at 8,25,948 tonnes in 2006-07 as against 80 per cent at 9,45,694 tonnes the previous year, the report said.

The number of godown centres remained static at 232.

While there was marginal increase in the use of godowns by traders, farmers and cooperative bodies, its use by government and government institutions came down to 28.24 per cent from 51.29 per cent in 2005-06.

The capacity of self owned godowns also rose to 10,78,097 tonnes from 10,13,077 tonnes, while those of rented accommodation came down to 90,839 tonnes from 1,28,140 tonnes the previous year, the report added.

UNI SP PDT RN1512

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