9 May 2012

Movement of Foodgrains Improved


The overall movement of foodgrains has increased during the last three years as per the details given below:-
                                                 (In lakh tonnes)
Period
Ex- North
Inter State
Total
2009-10
189.35
275.83
303.69
2010-11
224.55
305.29
334.94
2011-12
208.50
327.77
367.94

   There has been record procurement of wheat and rice during Rabi and Kharif marketing seasons (RMS & KMS) 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12. Procurement of wheat and rice during the last 3 years is as follows:-                   
                        (In lakh tonnes)
Marketing Year
Wheat
Rice
2009-10
253.82
320.34
2010-11
225.14
341.98
2011-12
283.35
311.09*
    *As on 3.5.2012

             During RMS 2012-13 it is estimated that 318 lakh tones of wheat will be procured for the Central Pool.

            However, with the increase in procurement for Central Pool in States like Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh besides Punjab and Haryana, requirement of movement of foodgrains has also increased.

            Additional allocation under PDS and OMSS are being considered by the Government to increase movement of foodgrains to deficit states

This information was given by the Minister  of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Prof. K.V.Thomas in a written reply  in the LokSabha today.

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