kindly assist.

Asked by Kanhaiya | 16th Sep, 2015, 08:19: PM

Expert Answer:

Two factors responsible for losses to grains due to storage:

  • Presence of rodents in granaries.
  • Containers i.e. silos used to store grains are sometimes not air tight and thus grains rotten due to the exposure to moisture.

Decision to reduce the loss:

  • Government officials could have first given instructions to Sun dry the wet grains properly or their fumigation with neem leaves or chlorine.
  • They could have transferred the unrotten grains to different granaries located in dry climate.

Two values in the decision making officials that are required to avoid such situations in future:

  • Use of silo (metal containers) located above ground levels to store grains.
  • Regular inspection o granaries to avoid such incidences.

Answered by Hemangi Binny | 17th Sep, 2015, 08:03: PM