Centre initiates pilot project to store rice in steel silos, avoid wastage

Elvera Bartels

The Union Federal government has started a pilot challenge to established up steel silos (storages) for rice as aspect of its efforts to protect against the cereals wastage during storage.

While the region has this kind of silos for wheat, it is for the initial time that a challenge for rice silo has been commissioned. If the pilot challenge turns prosperous, then the Centre will established up silos to completely keep 15.ten lakh tonnes (lt), a Food stuff Corporation of India (FCI) assertion said.

Silos are getting an integral aspect of the country’s foodgrain storage programme considering that the FCI has been keeping record shares in recent several years.

Avoiding wastage

The conventional storage in jute gunny bags in godowns is resulting in wastage of ten-twenty for each cent due to weather conditions-connected issues, rodents, pests, insects and spillage during transportation. Storing in silos eliminates the will need for this

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