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Warehousing body providing space for essential items


GUWAHATI, May 4 - The Assam State Warehousing Corporation (ASWC) is providing storage space for essential commodities through 26 of its warehouse centres located in 18 districts during the ongoing lockdown.

�The employees of ASWC are discharging their responsibilities tirelessly in maintaining the supply chain of essential commodities as part of the battle against COVID-19. ASWC employees engaged in storage of essential commodities are working in their respective warehouse centres,� said an official statement.

The ASWC has stored foodgrains of FCI in its godowns at Bongaigaon, Goalpara and Haiborgaon, and assisted in the receipt and delivery of the commodities.

Among the items being stored in its godowns include wheat, paddy, sugar, maize, salt, edible oils, poultry feed, fertilisers and chemicals, cement, school books, school bags, besides other agricultural produce. Paper reels used for printing of newspapers is also being stored in the godowns.

�The service provided by ASWC to the Indian Famers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd and the Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Ltd for storage, receipt and delivery of their products during this period of lockdown has been appreciated by both organisations,� added the statement.

ASWC is also providing service to the district administrations in Kamrup Metro and Lakhimpur for storage and packaging of relief materials for distribution amongst beneficiaries in its warehouses.

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