1. Cabinet clears leasing out AAI land parcel at Indore airport

Cabinet clears leasing out AAI land parcel at Indore airport

The Cabinet today approved a proposal for leasing out land parcel owned by Airports Authority of India (AAI) for setting up a centre for perishable cargo at Indore airport.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 18, 2016 2:23 PM
cabinet, airports authority of India, memorandum of understanding, narendra modi The leasing out of the land would help Madhya Pradesh government promote its agriculture and horticulture sectors. (PTI)

The Cabinet today approved a proposal for leasing out land parcel owned by Airports Authority of India (AAI) for setting up a centre for perishable cargo at Indore airport.

“The creation of Centre for Perishable Cargo is expected to cater to the employment needs of the local population and has significant employment potential. A total number of 113 persons will be required to manage the CPC,” an official release said.

For setting up the CPC, land measuring 1,500 square metres would be leased out to MP Warehousing Logistics Corporation (MPWLC) by AAI.

The centre is to be established by MPWLC at Devi Ahilya Bai Airport, Indore, under public private partnership mode.

The leasing out of the land would help Madhya Pradesh government promote its agriculture and horticulture sectors
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According to the release, Madhya Pradesh government’s proposal to have such a centre comes in the backdrop of huge demand of export of pharmaceuticals, poultry products and horticulture products in Malwa region in the state.

“This centre will be a state of art facility… It will provide a world class facility under one roof to cater to all requirements of the traders and maintain the quality of produce,” the release said.

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave the approval for leasing out land at its meeting today

Besides, the prime minister was apprised about a postal stamp jointly released by Department of Posts and United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) to commemorate International Women’s Day.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the issue of UN Women HeForShe postage stamp was signed in February this year, according to an official statement.

This joint stamp is dedicated for the empowerment of women around the world. It would promote great cause of gender equality which the Indian government has been championing in the recent times, it added.

“Thus, Department of Posts and UNPA have arrived on an agreement to celebrate and to commemorate International Women’s day on March 8, 2016 by releasing a joint stamp,” the statement said.

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