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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)

Storage loss under bulk storage of Rice: A case study

Author(s):

SK Pandey

Abstract:
Storage and preservation of the staple food grain is essential to ensure an uninterrupted supply to the populace for consumption. Government agencies/organizations need to store food grains to ensure food security, price stabilizations and internal/ external export. Government agency Food Corporation of India (FCI) is engaged in procurement storage and distribution of rice and wheat. Around 30% of rice and wheat produced every year is procured by the Food Corporation of India and most of it is stored in warehouse by the FCI. Study was conducted at the FCI, Chutia Ranchi. Initial moisture content of rice at time of procurement range between 13.2 and 13.7% wet basis (w.b.).After 12 months of storage the moisture content was found 12 % (w.b.).The study depicts the variation of moisture content in stored rice as a bulk. Storage loss showed increasing trend up to 12 months of storage. Maximum storage loss was recorded -1.17 % and minimum -0.56 % after 12 months and 3 months of storage respectively

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How to cite this article:
SK Pandey. Storage loss under bulk storage of Rice: A case study. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):1963-1965.

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