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1. In India the type of storage structure varies from area to area depending on the climatic conditions, the food grains to be stored and locally available construction material.
2. In general the existing rural storage structure is not rodent, moisture and insect proof. Their life is short and frequent repairs for the maintenance is necessary.
3. The losses due to rats, insects and moisture are considerably higher and ultimately the quality of the grain gets deteriorated.
4. The Indian grain storage management and research institute has developed different designs of indoor and outdoor bins based on scientific principles of food grain storage with different materials and techniques.
Store Grain Pests and their Management, IGSMARI – Hyderabad