Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution 27 September 2017 launched the Web Portal of Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) & Electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipt (e-NWR) System” in New Delhi, 27 September 2017. Addressing the gathering on the occasion Shri Paswan lauded the initiatives taken by the WDRA in simplifying the Warehouse Registration Rules, digitizing the entire process of registration, monitoring and surveillance as well as creation and management of Negotiable Warehouse Receipts (NWRs) in electronic form through two repositories.
Shri Paswan expressed that these initiatives would revolutionise the marketing of agricultural commodities and help farmers realize better price for their produce which will be a step towards doubling the farmers income by 2022 as well as Digital India mission as envisaged by the Honble Prime Minister.
Shri C R Chaudhary, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Ms. Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution also attended the function as Guest of Honour and addressed the gathering. Shri G.C. Chaturvedi, Chairman, WDRA presented an overview of various steps taken by the WDRA under its Transformation Plan to fully digitize its functioning. He indicated that the whole purpose of simplifying the processes and moving towards online system would enhance WDRAs regulatory functions and bring greater fiduciary trust among banks, depositors and the trade on the e-NWR system.