Sufficient storage capacity for foodgrains exist: Paswan

PTI
Published Jan 5, 2018, 4:05 pm IST
Updated Jan 5, 2018, 4:05 pm IST
Total storage capacity available with FCI, CWC and state agencies was 726.18 lakh metric tonnes.
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan.
 Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan.

New Delhi: The government said on Friday there is sufficient capacity for storage of food grains at the national level.

During the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said that the peak time requirement of the capacity required is 600 lakh metric tonne.

 

"Against this, the total storage capacity available with Food Corporation of India (FCI), Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and state agencies along with the hired capacity was 726.18 lakh metric tonnes as on November 30, 2017," he said.

As such there is sufficient capacity for storage of foodgrains at the national level, he said.

Minister of State C R Chaudhary informed the House that following a report, 100 lakh metric tonnes capacity silos were being created in the country.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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