A contemporary Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) installed as part of the ongoing modernisation project at Material Organisation (Goa) was inaugurated on 28 Jan 21 in the presence of Rear Admiral Philipose G Pynumootil, Flag Officer Naval Aviation and Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area. The Rs 52.14 Cr modernisation project comprises Material handling equipment (MHE), CCTV systems, automatic fire alarm system and modern storage solutions. The project commenced in Mar 19 and eight storehouses have been modernised till date in first two phases. The project is expected to be completed by Jul 21 as planned, despite COVID-19 restrictions.
Replacement of conventional diesel-driven Material Handling Equipment (MHE) with electric powered ones is a major step towards reducing Carbon footprint. All components of the project have been ‘made in India’ and the project is a befitting tribute to _Atmanirbhar Bharat_ initiative of the Government of India.