India: Low cost onion storage facility

A young farmer from Madhya Pradesh, India, has developed a new kind of low-cost onion storage facility, coming to the rescue of onion farmers all across the country. Rohit Patel’s idea for a new type of onion storage is a 600 square ft structure, able to hold more than 50 tons of onions. It has a base consisting of a wire mesh, 15 cm’s above the ground. Importantly, there are 6 exhaust fans for keeping the onions dry and cool and to prevent them from rotting.

The storage facility cost is cheaper than commercially available storage facilities. It has a cost of around of 25000 rupees (320 euros). For the farmers, this is a cost-effective and excellent way of storing onions.

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