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Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Extent of adoption of improved storage system (Hermetic bag): A study of Bihar

Author(s):
Nirala Kumar, Ashok K Singh, Dipankar Saikia, Bidyut Pritom Gogoi and Manisha Barman
Abstract:
The main food grain losses are being carried out due to inadequate storage facility and lack of knowledge related with modern/scientific storage system of food grain. Keeping this in view, the present study had been conceptualized to assess the extent of adoption behavior of farmers towards the modern and scientific method of storage practices especially in the area of location where University of Illinois Urban-Champaign (USA) is working to popularize the scientific method (Hermetic bag) of storage system. The sample of the study were 320 farmers in which (160) beneficiaries respondents and (160) non- beneficiaries respondents selected from four district, eight blocks and eight villages of Bihar state. The findings suggest that selected farmers were found to use the hermetic bag mostly for the storage of wheat grain only. The improved storage system in terms of hermetic bag was found in terms of 88.13%, 69.38%, 65.00% and 25.62% of the total selected respondents who were used to store their surplus grain of wheat, pulses, maize and rice crops respectively. The findings were further discussed in the light of maintaining the viability, stability and profitability of farmers' produce.
Pages: 1283-1284  |  241 Views  56 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Nirala Kumar, Ashok K Singh, Dipankar Saikia, Bidyut Pritom Gogoi and Manisha Barman. Extent of adoption of improved storage system (Hermetic bag): A study of Bihar. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 1283-1284.

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