Dr. S. Mohan
Rtd. Professor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
TN Govt. warehouses to have UV traps to prevent pest – RECOGNITION 3
Press Trust of India | Chennai
As part of efforts aimed at preventing pest infestation of food grains, godowns under the State- run Tamil Nadu Warehousing Corporation would have Ultra violet light traps, Food Minister R Kamaraj told the State Assembly today.
“On the orders of Chief Minister Puratchi Thalaivi Amma to store food grains free of pest infestation, in the first phase, in 54 godowns, 162 ultra violet light traps would be set up, he said”.
The godowns are run by Tamil Nadu Warehousing Corporation and food grains, sugar, dairy products, fertiliser, Indian Made Foreign Liquor, are among the commodities that are stored, he said.
He said the Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority selected three (Arani, Avinashi and Rajapalayam) warehouses of TN Warehousing Corporation for awards recognising their good performance.
Referring to vacancies in the corporation, he said a total of 189 vacanices at various levels would be filled up through direct appointment.