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The A.P.State Warehouse Corporation was established in August, 1958 under Sub-Section 1, Section 18 of the Warehousing Corporation Act, 1958 (Central Amended Act of 1962) enacted by the Parliament. The Warehousing Scheme envisages providing storage facilities for food grains and other agriculture commodities, seeds, manures and fertilizers to minimize losses and deterioration in storage. The scheme also aims to enable farmers to have easy and cheap credit facilities from Banks against pledge of the Warehouse Receipt to improve the holding capacity of the producer to avoid distress sales in harvesting seasons.

To realise the above objectives, 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL SET UP OF THE CORPORATION :
According to Section20(a) of the Warehousing Corporation Act 1962, the General Superintendence and Management of the affairs of the State Warehousing Corporation are vested in a Board consisting of 11 Directors of whom 5 are nominated by the Central Warehousing Corporation, The remaining 6 Directors are from the State. The Chairman of the Board is appointed by the State Government with the prior approval of the Central Warehousing Corporation.

ADMINISTRATIVE SETUP OF THE CORPORATION AT OFFICE AS WELL AS IN DISTRICT:
The Manager of the Corporation is organised in three tier system.

  1. Head Office
  2. Regional Office
  3. Warehousing Centers

The Managing Director is assisted by Secretary, Executive Engineer and Other Functional Managers for Finance and Accounts, Personnel and Administration, Business and Logistics, Material and Quality Control and they are provided with Deputy Manager, Asst.Manager and Other Staff at HeadOffice.

THE EIGHT REGIONAL OFFICES ARE LOCATED AT:

S.NO Name of the Region Districts Covered
1. VIZIANAGARAM SRIKAKULAM,VIZIANAGARAM
1. KAKINADA EAST GODAVARI
1. T.P.GUDEM WEST GODAVARI
1. VIJAYAWADA KRISHNA ,GUNTUR, PRAKASAM
1. CUDDAPAH PRAKASAM,NELLORE,CHITTOOR,CUDDAPAH,ANANTHAPUR,KURNOOL
1. HYDERABAD MAHABOOBNAGAR,R.R.DISTRICT,TWIN CITIES,MEDAK
1. NALGONDA NALGONDA,KHAMMAM
1. KARIMNAGAR NIZAMABAD,KARIMNAGAR,WARANGAL,ADILABAD

Each Region is headed by a Regional Manager and is provided with an Assistant Manager (Technical) to look after the Quality Control work of the Food grains stored in the Region and also supporting staff like Senior Assistants, Junior Assistants, Typists, etc. the Regional Manager, besides attending to the improvement and extension of business activities of the Corporation will regularly inspect the Warehouses for physical verification of stocks, records and also quality control work and proper preservation of stocks stored in the warehouses. They are delegated with some administrative and financial powers for effective and smooth function.

Two vigilance and Inspection Officers based at Headquarters are directly working under the control of Managing Director and are entrusted with the job of conducting surprise inspection of the Warehouses and Investigations into the complaints received by the Corporation.

The Warehousing Centers have been classified as Grade-I, II and III depending upon the capacity of the Warehouses. Staff consisting of Warehouse Manager, Asst.Manager(Technical), Asst.Warehouse Manager, Junior Assistants, Gauard-cumPeon have been provided.

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