Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Sufficient rice stocks available: FCI

Food Corporation of India (FCI) has reiterated that sufficient stocks of rice were available in central pool to meet the requirement of NFSA and other schemes of the Centre as well as for additional requirement of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for the state of Nagaland.
In a press release, FCI regional office Dimapur informed that as on October 22, 2022 approximately 40644 MT of rice was available in the central pool, which it said was “well above the buffer norms /operational requirement.”
Even after meeting the requirement of stocks under NFSA, FCI said other welfare schemes as well as PMGKAY VII there was sufficient stocks of rice with FCI Nagaland to meet the state requirement.
Out of 27020 MT allocated for October 2022 including all schemes, 16904 MT had been lifted by state during October and the balance stock to be lifted by state was 10116 MT.

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