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Jun 29, 2020

Sufficient stock of food grains available: FCI

Food Corporation of India has said sufficient stock of food grains is available with it.

FCI procured total 388.34 lakh metric tonnes, LMT wheat and 745.66 LMT rice till June.

As per FCI’s latest report, it currently has 266.29 LMT rice and 550.31 LMT wheat.

About 55 LMT food grains is required for a month under National Food Security Act and other welfare schemes.

Since the lockdown, about 138.43 LMT food grains have been lifted and transported through 4944 rail rakes.

Apart from the rail route, transportation was also done through roads and waterways.

A total of 277.73 LMT has been transported. 21,724 MT grains was transported through 14 ships.

Total 13.47 LMT food grains have been transported to the North-Eastern States.

Under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package, government has decided that 8 LMT food grains will be provided to about 8 Crore migrant labourers, stranded and needy families, who are not covered under NFSA or State scheme PDS cards.

Five kilograms of food grain per person is being distributed free of cost for the months of May and June to all migrants.

The states and union territories have lifted 6.39 LMT of food grains. States and UTs have distributed 99,207 MT of food grains to total 209.96 lakh beneficiaries.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, for April-June, a total of 104.3 LMT rice and 15.2 LMT wheat is required of which 101.02 LMT rice and 15.00 LMT wheat have been lifted by various States and UTs.

The One Nation One Card scheme is enabled in 20 States and UTs and all remaining States will be added to One Nation One Ration Card scheme by 31st March next year.

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