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Agri-Marketing / Agri-Warehousing

  • The Kota division has the 3rd largest number of mandis (16 out of total 147) in Rajasthan.

  • In 2015-16, around 25% of the entire volume of agricultural produce traded in the mandis of Rajasthan was in the Kota Division.

  • Of this, the contributions to the state’s mandi volumes were:
    • Spices – 59%
    • Cereals – 35%
    • Oilseeds – 27%
    • Pulses – 10%
    • Others – 7%

  • Currently, the Rajasthan State Warehousing Corporation is operating 91 warehouses in 31 districts with a total capacity of 10.9 lakh MT during 2016-17 and utilization levels of 85% (as on December 2016).

  • Of these, 14 warehousing centers are in Kota Division with a total capacity of 1.5 Lakh MT.

  • There are also 9 cold storage centers in the division with a total capacity of 42,000 MT.

  • Wheat, Mustard, Soybean, Dhaniya, Maize, Paddy, Gram and Oranges occupy a large share of the total warehousing capacity in the division.