Due to lack of proper storage system, there is a lot of waste of food grains

By: Merikheti
Published on: 02-Dec-2023

Food yields are getting enough in India and this yield is also increasing year by year. Tell me that even then, farmers do not get the right price for their crop. Millions of people in India are compelled for hungry gold. The reason for this is the absence of magnificent and well -organized facilities for storage somewhere.


Most of the reports are heard, that millions of tons of grains kept under the open sky got wet with unseasonal rain, the grain of crores of rupees was completely rotten and washed away. This causes water to reinforce the hard work of poor farmers. In addition, insects, rodents (rats, squirrels), micro -organisms and unscientific storage etc. are also plenty of crop loss. The government tells about the growth in yield, but does not explain how food will be kept safe and protection.


The government itself provides storage

In India, the government itself provides storage by unscientific methods. Everyone has generally seen the grain lying in sacks without covered under the open sky. Statistics at the Indian Grain Accumulation Management and Research Institute (IGMRI), Hapur (U.P.) say that the annual storage loss is about Rs 7,000 crore, with 14 million tonnes of food grains destroyed, with about 1,300 due to the sole insects about 1,300 Loss of crores of rupees is shambled. Due to micro -organisms, insects, rodents and unscientific storage etc., there is about 10% percent loss of total food grains after harvesting.


Capacity to store merely 45 per cent

India has an estimate of 3,235 lakh tonnes of food grains in the financial year 2022-23. However, according to government data, the total grain storage capacity in India is 1,450 lakh tonnes. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), only 45 percent of annual grain production in the country has the capacity to store only 45 percent. Apart from this, the government also hesitates to answer what the remaining grains are.


What do you understand from the food saving program

The 'KhadanBachao' program was started in India in 1979. Under this scheme, a target was set to generate awareness among farmers and provide tanks for storage at affordable prices. However, even today millions of tons of grains are wasted.


Work to reduce wasteful expenses

A plan to develop the world's largest storage capacity in India has been started. The government is spending about 1 lakh crore rupees on this scheme. This will increase the storage capacity of 2,150 lakh tonnes in 5 years. In addition, there are plans to construct 500 to 2000 tonnes of godowns at the block level. How much grain will be saved from being ruined by these efforts, it is dependent on the future.