In the past couple of years, the problem of insufficient facilities for storage of foodgrains in India has attracted a lot of public attention. Though news reports showing tonnes of wheat rotting away in the open even as millions go to bed hungry were successful in creating a furore in the parliament, nothing much has been done yet in this regard. It is estimated that 63 million tonnes of food grains are procured by the government for PDS, of which 28 millions tons are stored in the open which results in huge wastage and losses of about Rs. 60,000 crore. A scientific storage needs to be adopted and implemented immediately for storing all the food grain that is stored in open, as well as capture further bumper crops and harvests to enable availability of food grains for all. According to Annual Report 2015 of the Food Ministry, total space to store food grains is 84 MT, comprising 41MT [32.948MT owned & 8.793MT hired] of the Food Corporation of India, 16 MT of Central Warehousing Corporation and 27MT hired, which needs to be increased appreciably since million tons of food grains are stored on plinth & covered in absence of adequate storage facilities & most inefficient food management policy & system.
Hulsberg Enterprises Private Limited (HEPL) aspires to be leading agricultural storage systems provider and also a distributor of crop protection products, fertilizers, seeds, agricultural machinery and spare parts in India. We are in the process of setting up a well-developed network of local branches and sales representatives. Along with sales, the company also provides comprehensive research and technology intervention support alongwith consulting services. The company also has established a substantial presence in the Indian agricultural commodities market. Hulsberg invests in farmland and produces agricultural commodities in India and Ukraine. HEPL through its subsidiaries and sister concerns, aims to generate an attractive return on invested capital by optimally utilizing its agricultural land bank through crop production, storage and related operations. Finally HEPL aims to benefit from a vertically integrated structure which enables it to efficiently manage the entire farming value chain.