INDIAN GRAIN STORAGE MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IGMRI)
Initially, Grain Storage Research and Training Centre was established at Hapur in 1958, which was later elevated to Indian Grain Storage Institute, with two field stations at Ludhiana and Hyderabad with financial assistance from the UNDP during 1968-73. It has been renamed “Indian Grain Storage Management and Research Institute” in 1996.
The Indian Grain Storage Management and Research Institute (IGMRI), Hapur and its two field stations located at Hyderabad and Ludhiana are carrying out applied Research & Development activities on various aspects of post harvest management of foodgrains. Storage Technology developed elsewhere is also tested in Indian conditions at IGMRI. Besides, the quality of foodgrain is monitored by analyzing samples of foodgrains for physical parameters, pesticide residue and mycotoxin contamination. IGMRI has developed code of practices for Scientific Storage of foodgrains. IGMRI had developed code of practices for scientific storage of foodgrains. IGMRI and its field stations are also organizing long term and short-term training programmes on scientific storage and inspection of foodgrains for the officers/personnels from various organizations viz. FCI, CWC, SWCs, Civil Supplies Corporations etc, and persons engaged in pest control operations. Besides IGMRI is conducting awareness programmes for State Government Officers and farmers sponsored by Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA).
With a view to enthuse professional attitude/management in training and to develop IGMRI Hapur a centre of excellence for the purpose of training in the field of Post Harvest Management of foodgrains, an MOU has been signed between CWC and the Department of Food & Public Distribution in 2012. The training infrastructure and physico-chemical laboratories and IGMRI, Hapur have been upgraded. The pesticide residue and mycotoxin contamination in foodgrain testing Laboratories at IGMRI, Hapur are being renovated/upgraded