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Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
18-February-2014 12:52 IST
More than 411.38 lakh Foodgrains with Central Pool

The stock of foodgrains in the Central Pool during the last six months is as under:-

 

 

 

The stock of foodgrains in the Central Pool during the last six months is as under:-

 

                                                                                                              (in lakh tons)

Months

Rice

Wheat

Total

1st September, 2013

205.73

383.60

589.33

1st October, 2013

190.33

361.00

551.33

1st November, 2013

168.54

340.99

509.53

1st December, 2013

142.17

310.67

452.84

1st January, 2014

146.98

280.47

427.45

1st February, 2014

169.38

242.00

411.38

 

During the current year 2013-14, the Government has allocated 500 lakh tons of foodgrains under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) and 50 lakh tons under Other Welfare Schemes (OWS). Further, 12.98 lakh tons of foodgrains has also been allocated to States/ Union Territories (UTs) for additional TPDS requirement, natural calamities, festivals etc.. The Government has also made allocation of 95 lakh tons of wheat for tender sale to bulk consumer and sale to small private traders and 5 lakh tons of wheat and 5 lakh tons of rice for sale to States/ UTs/ Cooperatives for distribution to retail consumer under Open Market Sales Schemes (OMSS (D)). The aforesaid allocations from Central Pool help to control prices in the market. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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