In a country where millions go hungry every day and where food prices are breaking the back of the common man, a bumper harvest is rotting in godowns. Every year its the same story. Rodents, monkeys and dogs are eating away the foodgrains; prevalent poor food storage conditions and rain water flowing from the sacks of wheat in the godowns are a disgrace to the nation. Comments pl.
Foodgrain storage is a major issue in India as a large part of it gets wasted due to poor storage conditions. With the government clearly unequipped to deal with the grim situation, states and the Centre are now busy in a blame game while the grain is not made available to those who need it - a starving population, BPL families or cattle. Why has so little attention been paid to this issue by our esteemed Members of Parliament/ ministers/ politicians all these years? Unfortunately, when it comes to foodgrains from acquisition to storage to distribution our policies have almost always been inadequate, ill-thought-out, shameful. India should take lesson from the neighbouring countries where they have advanced storage facilities. They are equipped with the most modern technology. Most elevators have been equipped with power ventilation appliances. They have computer controlled temperature measuring systems and recycling fumigation devices. India is one of the largest food producers in t