New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved the land lease for setting up a world class centre for perishable cargo at the Devi Ahilya Bai Airport in Indore.
The decision was taken by the union cabinet that met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
The Centre for Perishable Cargo (CPC), being established by the Madhya Pradesh Warehousing Logistics Corporation (WLC) under a public-private partnership model, will come up at a 1500-sqm plot owned by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
It will be a state-of-art exit point facility 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. A total number of 113 people will be required to manage the centre.
The centre in Indore comes in the backdrop of a huge demand for export of pharmaceuticals, poultry products and horticulture products in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh.
The leasing out of the land will also enable the Madhya Pradesh government to promote its agriculture and horticulture sector, an official statement said.