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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : (190) Last page : (198)
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Different Types of Grain Storage Structures for the Betterment of Livelihood of Indian Farmers

Ashok1*, Basave Gowda2 and Shakunthala, N. M.3

1PhD Scholar, 2Professor (SST) and Special Officer (Seeds) and 3Professor and Head,
Department of Seed Science and Technology, UAS, Raichur-584104
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Received: 12.07.2018  |  Revised: 24.08.2018   |  Accepted: 28.08.2018  




Storage implies preserving. It is the process of carrying surplus production for future consumption. It includes all types of storage, whether traditional/indigenous and scientific methods of storage, whether controlled or ambient and maintained by the private or public agencies. To minimize storage losses, low cost grain storage is the need of the hour. Indigenous grain storage structures with some modification provide better alternative to costly modern storage structures. The selection of these grain storage structures depends on several factors. Here in lies the significance of improved storage structures and scientific storage of grains in form of warehouses. These provide safe and economical means of grain storage for long durations. In India, 60-70 per cent of food grain produced is stored at home level in indigenous storage structures. For a our country like India, it is necessary to minimize the storage losses. As of now storage losses in India is 10 per cent which is abnormally high as compared to other developing countries. Need of the hour is to strengthen traditional means of storage with modern inputs and to provide cheaper storage to farmers so as prevent enormous storage losses. On the other hand, warehousing means scientific facilities for storage of commodities, generally combined with the elements of trade and profit. The storage is, thus, a broader term and warehousing forms a part of it. In this paper traditional as well as modern methods of storage structures are discussed.

Key words: Traditional storage structures, Bins, Bags, CAP (Cover and Plinth) and Silos.

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Cite this article: Ashok, Gowda, B. and Shakunthala, N. M., Different Types of Grain Storage Structures for the betterment of Livelihood of Indian Farmers, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(4): 190-198 (2018). doi: