Majority of foodgrain warehouses in Bidar unused – KARNATAKA – The Hindu

“Scientific foodgrain storage is not mere dumping of gunny bags inside a big building. It is a multi-phased process that involves cleaning, drying, grading, disinfection and storage. The government’s responsibility does not end at financing the buildings. It should acquaint farmers with storage techniques by telling them how they will benefit from it and how to go about it,” Mr. Patil said. He said that the government should train farmers about different storing techniques regularly. Deputy Commissioner Anurag Tewari said the existing storage facilities will be used. “We are embarking on an ambitious project of building 186 rural godowns—one in each panchayat. Work on 20 godowns is complete … work on 100 more are in various stages of execution … We will start work on the remaining godowns in a month. We will then connect the old and new storehouses to the national agriculture market through the E-RMS system introduced by the State Agriculture Marketing Department. We will also train farmers about storing techniques and how to sell their produce online,” the DC said.

Source: Majority of foodgrain warehouses in Bidar unused – KARNATAKA – The Hindu

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