Visakhapatnam

Call for greater focus on storage of farm produce

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With the State government focusing on development of primary sector it has become imperative that the latest post harvest and storage technologies be adopted. The post-harvest losses of agricultural commodities was high in the State due to the lack of adequate storage facilities and all steps would be taken to address the issue and bring down the losses, Chairman AP State Warehousing Corporation L.V.S.R.K. Prasad said.

Addressing the managers and technical staff of the APSWC warehouses in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari at the inaugural of three-day training programme here on Tuesday, he called for greater attention to storage of agricultural produce. A test would be conducted at the end of the three-day training programme and the ones who perform well in the examination would be sent to national-level training workshop.

The storage capacities were not enough to meet the present demand leave alone the projected demand after the irrigation facilities would improve in the State, he said.

He said the storage capacity of the corporation at present amounted to a little over 6 lakh metric tonnes and "steps will be taken soon for doubling the capacity once the State government gives its approval.”

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