Pradhan seeks Paswan’s intervention on merger of CWC office


Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan to call off the decision to merge the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) office of Bhubaneswar region with Patna region.

Pradhan, in a letter, sought the personal intervention of Paswan not to merge and shift the CWC office to Patna in the larger interest of people of Odisha.

He said the Bhubaneswar regional office of CWC is playing a crucial role in storage and warehousing of various essential commodities including food grains and notified commodities of Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation.

“In consideration of vital support provided by the Bhubaneswar region to the state in times of natural disasters such as floods and cyclones, it is imperative that the current CWC Bhubaneswar region be not merged with CWC Patna region due to geographical and administrative burdens,” said Pradhan.