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Storage of Foodgrains

New Delhi: The details of the quantum of foodgrain production in the country along with their procurement at Minimum Support Price (MSP) by Government Agencies  for last three years and current year is at Annexure-I.

          The total storage capacity available with Food Corporation of India (FCI), Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and the State Agencies (both owned and hired capacity), is 862.45 LMT (as on 31.05.2019) comprising 739.76 LMT in covered godowns and 122.69 LMT in Cover and Plinth (CAP) storage.  The State-wise details are at Annexure-II.

        The available storage capacity with FCI is optimally utilized for storage of wheat, rice & pulses. The average utilization of storage capacity with FCI during the last three years is given as below:

Date Average percentage utilisation
31.05.2017 82 %
31.05.2018 88 %
31.05.2019 85 %

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

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ANNEXURE-I

Production / Procurement of foodgrains
Fig in LMT
S. No. Crop Crop year

2015-16

Crop year

2016-17

Crop year 2017-18 Crop year 

2018-19

Prod. Proc. Prod. Proc. Prod. Proc. Prod. # Proc.
1 Rice 1044.07 342.18 1097.00 381.06 1127.6 381.84 1156.30 437.88*
2 Wheat 922.88 229.61 985.12 308.24 998.70 357.95 1012.00 341.32
3 Coarsegrains         ( Jowar, Bajra, Maize & Ragi) 367.00 2.60 415.90 0.72 447.5 0.86 412.40 2.05**
4 Pulses 163.2 Nil 231.30 3.34 254.2 45.51 232.20 19.38***
# As per Third Advance Estimates released by DAC&FW
* As on 09.07.2019
** As on 30.06.2019
*** As on 04.07.2019

ANNEXURE-II

Total storage capacity available with Food Corporation of India (FCI) and the State Agencies (both owned and hired capacity) for storage of Central Pool Stock of foodgrains (as on 31.05.2019):

Sl. No. State Capacity (in LMT)
1 BIHAR 22.51
2 JHARKHAND 5.45
3 ODISHA 13.48
4 WEST BENGAL 19.24
5 ASSAM 3.98
6 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 0.30
7 MEGHALAYA 0.22
8 MIZORAM 0.67
9 TRIPURA 0.99
10 MANIPUR 0.49
11 NAGALAND 0.49
12 DELHI 3.67
13 HARYANA 115.28
14 HIMACHAL PRADESH 0.53
15 JAMMU & KASHMIR 2.43
16 PUNJAB 233.99
17 RAJASTHAN 29.60
18 UTTAR PRADESH 66.58
19 UTTARAKHAND 2.94
20 ANDHRA PRADESH 24.69
21 TELANGANA 30.15
22 KERALA 7.62
23 KARNATAKA 12.78
24 TAMIL NADU 31.36
25 GUJARAT 10.87
26 MAHARASHTRA 38.53
27 GOA 0.00
28 MADHYA PRADESH 157.80
29 CHHATTISGARH 25.81
Total 862.45