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Press Information Bureau <br />Government of India<br />Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food &amp; Public Distribution<br /><span style='float:right;font-size:80%;font-weight:lighter'>13 DEC 2019 5:55PM by PIB Delhi</span>
Safe Storage of Foodgrains

The details of procurement of rice and wheat of last three years is as under:

(figure in LMT)

Kharif Marketing Season (KMS)

Rice

Coarsegrains

Rabi Marketing Season (RMS)

Wheat

2016-17

381.06

0.723

2017-18

308.24

2017-18

381.84

0.862

2018-19

357.95

2018-19

443.96

2.052

2019-20

341.32

 

As on 01.11.2019, against total stocks of 604.82 LMT, the total storage capacity available with Food Corporation of India (FCI), Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC)  and the State Agencies (both owned and hired capacity), was 758.80 LMT comprising 623.23 LMT in covered godowns and 135.57 LMT in Cover and Plinth (CAP) storage.

 

        However, depending on requirement in specific areas and for modernization of the storage facilities, the Government implements the following schemes for construction of godowns and silos for storage of Central Pool Stocks in the country:

 

  1. Private Entrepreneurs Guarantee (PEG) Scheme: Under this Scheme, storage capacity is created by private parties, CWC and State Government Agencies for guaranteed hiring by FCI. A capacity of 149.89 LMT has been sanctioned/created as on 31.10.2019 (including 0.88 LMT in Andhra Pradesh).

 

  1. Central Sector Scheme (erstwhile Plan Scheme): This scheme is implemented predominantly in the North Eastern States. Government of India releases funds to FCI and also to the State Governments for construction of godowns. As on 31.10.2019, a total capacity of 2,33,600 MT has been completed by FCI and State Governments.

 

  1. Construction of Steel Silos: In addition to conventional godowns, Government of India has also approved an action plan for construction of steel silos in the country for a capacity of 100 LMT in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode for modernizing storage infrastructure and improving shelf life of stored foodgrains. Till date, location for silos with capacity of 82.75 LMT (82.50 LMT wheat and 0.25 LMT Rice) have been approved. 

           

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri   Danve  Raosaheb  Dadarao in Rajya Sabha today.

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