Essential features of storage structures are stated as follows:
1. It should be easy to clean.
2. It should be safe against water and moisture.
3. Protection against variations in humidity and in temperature.
4. The location should be convenient for receipt, issue and transportation of food-grains etc.
5. There should not be any kiln, flour mill, bone crushing mill, garbage dumps, slaughter house, tanneries, chemical industry etc, near the store house.
6. There should not be any entry of rodents, birds and other animals and insects in the store house.
7. The store house should be convenient for periodical inspection of stored materials.
8. It should be built for the easy use of pesticides.