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Underground storage structures

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1. This structure is mostly a dug out pit with a lining of loose straw or straw ropes or Palmyra leaves.
2. The floor of the structure is covered with loose straw and paddy husk.
3. The structure is closed with loose straw and mud. Sometimes the structures are also constructed as a part of the house with brick or stone lining.
4. These are known as Pathera, Hagevu etc. and have a storage capacity of 1-2MT. These are not permanent structures and must be renewed every year.

File Courtesy: 
Store Grain Pests and their Management, IGSMARI – Hyderabad
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