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About Warehouse Registration

In accordance to the Warehousing (Development & Regulation) Act, 2007 and the Warehousing (Development & Regulation) Registration of Warehouse Rules, 2017, any person commencing or carrying on the warehousing business and intending to issue Negotiable Warehouse Receipts (NWRs) has to get the warehouse registered with the Warehousing Development & Regulatory Authority (WDRA). Amendments to the Rules and Regulations and the relevant circulars on insurance and guidelines on empanelment of inspection agencies and inspection of warehouses are also available on the Authority’s website.

What is included in our Package 

For capacity upto 10000 Ton – Rs. 27599/- (Inclusive of Registration Fee + Taxes)

For capacity more than 10000 ton but less than 25000 Ton – Rs 32599/- (Inclusive of Registration Fee + Taxes)

For capacity more than 25000 ton – Rs. 37599/- (Inclusive of Registration Fee + Taxes)

Penal Provisions for non-compliances:

In the case of non-compliances of the applicable provisions of Warehousing (Development & Regulation) Act, 2007, there are penal provisions in the form of hefty monetary fines or imprisonment or both.

Documents Required for Doing Business in India
  • i. Application in prescribed form affixing the photograph of individual/authorised representative
  • ii. Applicant's proof of identity as required at Fifth Schedule of the Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Registration of Warehouses Rules, 2017
  • iii. Standard Operating Procedures
  • iv. Document in support of net-worth as required under Rule 18 (5) of the Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Registration of Warehouses Rules, 2017
  • v. Copy of Insurance policies as prescribed under Rule 17 of the Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Registration of Warehouses Rules, 2017
  • vi. Lay out Plan of the warehouse(s)
  • vii. Basic Data Sheet in case of warehouse (cold storage)
  • viii. Proof about technical standards under which warehouse (cold storage) constructed
  • ix. List of equipments for assaying goods available at the warehouse
  • x. List of equipments for weighing goods available at the warehouse
  • xi. Fire Safety arrangements at the warehouse
  • xii. If warehouse is owned: Copy of the Records of Rights or registered title deed in respect land on which warehouse concerned is located as per the Sixth Schedule of the Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Registration of Warehouses Rules, 2017
  • xiii. Document to demonstrate effective control over the Warehouse, any of the following ( as per the First Schedule of the Warehousing(Development and Regulation) Registration of Warehouses Rules,

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Frequently Asked Questions

A person desirous of carrying on the business of warehousing in more than one warehouse may submit only one application for registration in respect of all the warehouses.

All foreign capital invested in India is generally allowed to be repatriated along with capital appreciation, if any, after payment of taxes due, except in cases where the investment is made or held on non-repatriation basis or where the sectoral condition specifically mentions non-repatriation. Repatriation is governed by the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management (Current Account Transactions) Rules, 2000, as amended from time to time.

In case the applicant/ warehouseman is a Farmer Producer Organisation or a Cooperative, the fee shall be Rs. 5,000 per warehouse.

The application of Warehouse Registration can be submitted online via https://wdra.gov.in/web/wdra/home

The insurance coverage of the applicant or warehouseman with respect to the goods deposited in the warehouse(s), must be against at least:
(a) fire,
(b) flood,
(c) burglary,
(d) SFSP policy
(e) misappropriation and
(f) riots and strikes.

FDI is prohibited in:
1. Lottery Business including Government/private lottery, online lotteries, etc.
2. Gambling and Betting including casinos etc.
3. Chit funds
4. Nidhi company
5. Trading in Transferable Development Rights (TDRs)
6. Real Estate Business or Construction of Farm Houses
‘Real estate business’ shall not include development of townships, construction of residential /commercial premises, roads or bridges and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) registered and regulated under the SEBI (REITs) Regulations 2014.
7. Manufacturing of cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes
8. Activities/sectors not open to private sector investment e.g.(I) Atomic Energy and (II) Railway operations.
Foreign technology collaboration in any form including licensing for franchise, trademark, brand name, management contract is also prohibited for Lottery Business and Gambling and Betting activities.