If not We, WHO? by

If not We, WHO? / Published September 29, 2015 by Shreya Gupta

Shreya Gupta

If not We, WHO?

Why do you work?

American : To have a sense of purpose to life and add meaning to it.
Norwegian : To fulfill my family's need
Danish: To increase my happiness level, to give food to my brain.

Meanwhile, in India
"Do waqt ki roti ke liye" (For one square meal0

We're clearly a nation that's obsessed with food. Everything here revolves around it. Guests, Festivals, Birthdays, Anniversaries - The planning of each and every little and large event begins and ends with food.

Obviously, we're no different. And that's precisely what we've set out to do. Food is our obsession. These days, it dominates our thoughts. How can we ensure that the average Indian man gets what he works for?

Corruption is no new story in India. While governments may change, some things always remain constant - the pathetic state of food storage in our country. While we crib about how we do not produce enough and need to import in these days of the rising dollar, we let millions of tonnes of food rot away in the poorly maintained granaries, then the greedy samaritan makes a fortune out of it by selling it to the breweries.

The storage options are very limited. The farmers have little stake in the profit earned from the grain they produce. They have no storage spaces, they're forced to sell it at whatever price the buyer says, with little room for negotiation.

We're a team from the best technical institute in our country. We're aware and responsible citizens, and we HAVE to find a way out. In this age of smart technology, google glasses and artificial intelligence, this state of matters makes no sense. There's no reason things should stay the way they are. We need a 'smart' storage solution, and a 'smarter' monitoring system. Who better than the 'smartest' lot in the country to do that! ;)