Karnali province does not have any significant large-scale warehousing for the private sector or the humanitarian community. Storage capacity is mostly restricted to low volume storage owned and used by private sector traders, wholesalers and retailers. The Nepal Food Corporation, a parastatal company responsible for procurement and distribution of food commodities, is the only organization that can provide warehouse capacity at scale in Nepal, but availability of their storage facilities for third parties is linked to the harvest schedule. 

The low volume storage capacity of Karnali province in the local context refers to a room or two in a privately owned residential-type building. Dedicated warehousing facilities are almost non-existent. The province government planned to build a warehouse, but progress has stalled. 

The storage options that are readily available in the districts are warehouses of Nepal Food Corporation in the commercial sector and Nepal Red Cross Society storage in the humanitarian sector.  

Subsidiaries of private sector industry are present in Province 2, but in general they do not lease out storage space, as they use it privately.  

For more information on storage company contact details, please see the following link: 4.6 Nepal Storage and Milling Companies Contact List

Commercial Storage 

Location 

Owner 

Available for Rent 

Capacity (MT)  

Type [1] 

Access [2] 

Condition [3] 

Chandannath Municipality 

GPS: 29°16'23.4"N 82°11'34.2"E 

NFC 

Yes  

500 

Concrete 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

Dailekh 

GPS: 28°50'30.3"N 81°42'39.7"E 

NFC 

Yes 

300 

Concrete 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

Musikot  

GPS: 28°38'09.2"N 82°27'05.1"E 

NFC 

Yes 

250 

Concrete 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

Simikot 

NFC 

Yes 

400 

 

 

 

Gamgadhi 

GPS: 29°32'51.4"N 82°09'29.9"E 

NFC 

Yes 

100 

Concrete 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

Dolpa 

NFC 

Yes 

350 

 

 

 

Jajarkot 

GPS: 28°41'54.5"N 82°12'29.0"E 

NFC 

Yes 

200 

Concrete 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

Kalikot 

GPS: 29°08'57.9"N 81°36'39.1"E 

NFC 

Yes 

250 

Concrete 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

Birendranagar 

GPS: 28°35'36.0"N 81°37'05.5"E 

NFC 

yes 

2000 

Concrete 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

 

 

Warehouse at Dailekh 

Warehouse at Jajarkot 


Most NFC warehouses are designed and built with concrete floors and brick and concrete walls and corrugated iron roofs with appropriate ventilation, to have appropriate storage conditions for food commodities. However, several of the warehouses lack regular maintenance, which can affect storage conditions. 

A new NFC warehouse is under construction in Surkhet of capacity 2000 MT. After the completion of the new warehouse, a total of 4000 MT storage capacity will be available in Surkhet. However, most NFC warehouses have depots in areas with relatively low accessibility.  

[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified 

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat 

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair 


Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations 

Nepal Red Cross Society maintains a stock of humanitarian relief materials for emergency preparedness in stores at their chapter offices. These humanitarian relief materials, such as tents, clothes, blankets, tarpaulins, buckets and kitchen items are distributed to individuals or families affected by disasters or isolated case of emergencies.  

NRCS has a regional level warehouse in Nepalgunj which supports 10 district chapters in the Karnali region. The NRCS district requirement for relief materials is to maintain NFI stock for approximately 100 to 150 families.  

Location 

Coordinates 

Owner 

Available for Rent 

Capacity of Stores (stock for families) 

Type [1] 

Access [2] 

Condition [3] 

KhalangaJajarkot 

28°41'54.4"N 82°12'16.8"E 

NRCS 

No 

100 

Mud and brick 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

Musikot 
W. Rukum 

28°37'48.9"N 82°27'08.0"E 

NRCS 

No 

250 

Brick 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

Surkhet 

28°35'42.8"N 81°37'27.5"E 

NRCS 

No

150 

Brick 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

Dailekh 

28°50'37.2"N 81°42'41.4"E 

NRCS 

No 

25 

Brick 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

KhalangaSalyan 

28°22'42.3"N 82°09'50.8"E 

NTCS 

No 

100 

Brick 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

 


 

NRCS Chapter at Musikot W. Rukum 

Store at Musikot


[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified 

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat 

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair 


Public Sector Storage 

There is no public sector storage available in Karnali Province. Surkhet Airport has six rooms with shutter at their premises. 

Location 

Owner 

Available for Rent 

Capacity (MT)  

Type [1] 

Access [2] 

Condition [3] 

Surkhet 

28°35'09.0"N 81°38'02.1"E 

CAAN 

Yes  

750 

Brick/ 
Concrete 

Flat 

Appears Intact 

 

6 Rooms with Shutter at Surkhet Aiport