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Event Name :
FLD on Save Grain Bags
Event Venue :
Chirapali, Tal. Tryambakeshwar, Dist. Nashik
KVK address :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University,Dnyanagangotri,Near Gangapur Dam, Nashik
Contact person details :
Archana M. Deshmukh
Subject Matter Specialist (Home Science)
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Event Date :
8/29/2017 To 8/29/2017
Objective: To prevent the losses of store grains from store grain pests
Pre Event Description :
It has been noticed that there is significant loss of store grains in tribal households due to non-scientific storage methods. So, KVK has planned FLD on scientific and low cost storage methods of grains though Save Grain Bags. The 'Save Grain Bags' will be provided to tribal women for protecting the store grains from store grain pests.
Target Group: Farm Women
Male Count: 14
Female Count:26
SC Count:0
ST Count:40
Chief Guest's Name: Ishwar Sancheti, Manager, Panama Agri. Pvt. Ltd., Pune
Chief Guest's Remarks:Mr. Sancheti told that the save grain bags are specialty bags made of two unique co-polymers, ethylene and vinyl alcohol that prevents the multiplication of organisms during grain storage, without fumigating with harmful chemicals The technology works on “gas-tight or air-tight” totally isolated from surrounding air. Further he told that if the organism is sealed in gas tight storage, the ecosystem will be modified. Living Organisms respiration causing O2 depletion and gives off CO2. High CO2 level kills living insects and suppresses new development. Low O2 level prevents myco- and aflatoxins development and chemical oxidation. This hermetic condition is kept as long as no gas leak from any opening or permeating through the storage material. He explained the Advantages as • Toxic & Harmful chemicals not required to control infestation • No Quantity Loss • Preserves Original moisture content; No Quality Loss • Maintain high germination rate • Minimum Oxidation • Preserves Aroma
Post Event Details:40 Save grain bags were distributed to tribal women from Chirapalli village of Tryambakeshwar tahsil
Image: Mrs. Archana Deshmukh, SMS (Home Science) explaining the advantages of save grain bags
Image: Distribution of Save Grain Bags to 40 tribal farmers