An approach towards Inclusion for Food Grain Storage Guidelines and Norms in URDPFI Guidelines
Keywords:Agriculture, Food Grain, Storage, Supply chain, Distribution, URDPFI
Agricultural Development is an integral part of overall economic development of India. Agriculture produce, supply, distribution and allied services contributed to nearly 57% of our country’s national income. Since independence nearly 60% of labour force was engaged in agricultural profession directly or indirectly. During the period of 1950-51, the food grain production in India was 51 million metric tonne and it roses to staggering 580% to 296 million metric tonne in 2019. The food grains from across country are collected by Government of India and state governments and stored in godowns and warehouses of Food Corporation of India (FCI), Central Warehousing Corporations (CWC), State warehousing Corporation (SWC) and Private Warehouses. Majority of these godowns and warehouses now falls under urban or sub-urban areas due to expansion of cities. The storage, supply and distribution of food grains in urban areas need proper rules and guidelines in URDPFI guidelines for future storages.
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