Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

Availability and distribution of buffer stock of foodgrains

Posted On: 18 SEP 2020 5:53PM by PIB Delhi

Food Corporation of India (FCI) maintains stocks of Wheat & Rice in the Central Pool, as per the Stocking Norms of foodgrains fixed by the Government of India, which are as under:-

 (Figs. In Lakh Tons)

 

As On

Wheat

Rice

Actual Stock

Stocking Norms (Buffer Stock)

Actual Stock

Stocking Norms (Buffer Stock)

01.01.2020

327.96

 

138.00

237.15

 

76.10

01.02.2020

303.66

274.51

01.03.2020

275.21

309.76

01.04.2020

247.00

                         

74.60

322.39

 

135.80

01.05.2020

357.70

285.03

01.06.2020

559.24

274.44

01.07.2020

549.91

 

275.80

271.71

 

135.40

01.08.2020

513.28

253.40

01.09.2020

478.32

221.95

 

In view of the present COVID-19 pandemic in the country, Government of India allocated an additional quantity of about 320.6 lakh tons of wheat & rice under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for the period of eight month (April, 2020 November, 2020) @ 5 kg per month per person free of cost for all the beneficiaries covered under NFSA.

 

Also, under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package (ANBP), government of India has made allocation of free foodgrains (rice and wheat) for migrants/stranded migrants who are not covered under NFSA or state ration card, @ 5 kg per person per month for two months i.e May and June, 2020 to migrants/stranded migrants that is about 8 lakh tons of foodgrains.                                                                             

 

The details of foodgrains accrued as non-issuable in FCI since Jan’2020 onwards are as under:

Month

Qty of foodgrains accrued as Non-issuable in FCI (in Tonnes)

Jan’2020

11.116

Feb’2020

0.410

March’2020

0

April’2020

0

May’2020

25.638

June’2020

1453.578

July’2020

41.521

Aug’2020

51.094

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri DanveRaosahebDadarao in Rajya Sabha today.

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