At a Glance
Kerala State Warehousing Corporation came into existence on 20th February 1959 according to Government Notification No. Ag.P2 - 205057 AD dated.30.01.59. It functions under the Warehousing Corporations Act 1962 (Central Act 58/1962). The Warehousing Corporations Act 1962 was passed repealing the Agricultural Produce Development and Warehousing Corporations Act 1956. KSWC is a statutory Corporation having 50% Share Capital by Central Warehousing Corporation and 50% share capital by the Govt. of Kerala. It has its Corporate Office at Ernakulam with 3 Zonal Offices, 9 Regional Offices and 55 Warehouses scattered all over the state.
All types of agricultural commodities and other commodities notified by the Government from time to time are accepted for storage in a Warehouse. The idea behind the whole warehousing scheme is to give scientific storage to the agricultural produce and also to arrange easy credit and holding power to the agriculturists to enable them to get a better price for their produces. A Warehouse Receipt incorporating the quantity, quality, market value and particulars of insurance against fire, theft will be issued to the depositor.