Sufficient capacity of storage of central pool food grains: Ram Vilas Paswan

Ram Vilas Paswan
Ram Vilas Paswan

Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said there is sufficient capacity of storage of central pool food grains at the national level.

In reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, the Minister said, the total storage capacity available for central pool stocks is over 862 lakh tonnes.

He said a total number of two thousand and 68 godowns are available with Food Corporation of India for central pool food stocks.

Mr Paswan also informed the House that the government is implementing various schemes for construction of godowns and silos in the country depending on the requirement.

The schemes include the Private Entrepreneurs Guarantee Scheme, Central Sector Scheme and Construction of steel silos.

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