20th May, 2022, New Delhi
The “7th Meeting of the Indian Grain Storage Working Group (IGSWG)” was organized by the Division of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex, New Delhi here today.
Inaugurating the Meeting, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) urged for looking into the bulk storage of grains and bringing out a comparison of its advantages and disadvantages with respect to the traditional methods as a document. The Director General also suggested for establishing the extensive linkages with the Department of Food and Public Distribution, Food Corporation of India, Industry Partners and other Stakeholders for the efficient management of the stored grains.
Dr. S.N. Jha, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Engineering), ICAR briefed about the salient achievements of the Group since its inception. Dr. Jha highlighted the Theme of the 7th Meeting - “Natural Modern Grain Storage Technologies” and its importance in the era of organic farming and natural farming.
Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management), ICAR highlighted the importance of the grain storage vis-à-vis the location and environmental conditions of the place.
Dr. Tilak Raj Sharma, Deputy Director General (Crop Science), ICAR suggested the adoption of the modern technologies along with the natural techniques for enhancing the shelf life of the grains.
Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR also graced the inaugural session of the Meeting.
Earlier, Dr. Kanchan K. Singh, ADG (Farm Engineering), ICAR delivered the welcome address.
The Scientists from he various ICAR Institutes and All India Coordinated Research Project on Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology Centres, Faculty Members and Students from ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Delegates from CFTRI, FCI and Industries, etc., participated in the Meeting.
(Source: Division of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi)