Cabinet approves perishable cargo hub at Indore airport

The facility will serve as an exit point for perishables from transit airports and provide jobs for locals


According to the government, the scheme will cost Rs27.6 crore and will help employees in their post-retirement rehabilitation. Photo: Bloomberg
According to the government, the scheme will cost Rs27.6 crore and will help employees in their post-retirement rehabilitation. Photo: Bloomberg

New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved a perishable cargo hub at Indore airport as a state-of-the-art facility to be managed in public-private partnership mode.

Towards this end, the cabinet approved leasing out 1,500 sq. metres of land from the Airports Authority of India to Madhya Pradesh Warehousing Logistics Corporation.

The facility will serve as an exit point for perishables from transit airports and provide jobs for locals, an official statement said.

The move comes in the backdrop of a huge demand for export of pharmaceuticals, poultry, and horticulture products in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, the statement added.

In another decision, the cabinet approved an improved voluntary retirement scheme for employees of Hindustan Vegetable Oils Corporation, a sick public sector company.

According to the government, the scheme will cost Rs.27.6 crore and will help employees in their post-retirement rehabilitation.

According to the official statement, the cabinet was informed that the Princess Park complex in Delhi was a suitable site for construction of a National War Museum.

It was also briefed about a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Posts and the United Nations Postal Administration in February, for the joint issue of postage stamps for the HeForShe campaign, a solidarity movement for gender equality.

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