Over 16, 66, 000 MT Foodgrain Storage Capacity is Being Created

0
51

New Delhi:Total storage capacity available with FCI for storage of foodgrains as on 31st October, 2015 is 366.87 Lakh MT.    New storage godowns are being constructed with Plan funds in Plan Scheme and also with the help of private investors in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

      The Minister said that under Plan Scheme, which is focussed on the North Eastern States, a capacity of 19170 MTs has been constructed in Assam in 2015-16 till 31/10/2015.    Following state-wise capacities are under construction in the current year:-

      Sl State Capacity in MT
1 Assam 30830
2 Arunachal Pradesh 9630
3 Manipur 5000
4 Nagaland 12920
5 Tripura 5000
6 Kerala 5000
  Total 68380

           He said that besides this, Under Private Entrepreneurs Guarantee (PEG) scheme being implemented in PPP mode, the state-wise capacities completed and under construction in the current year. State-wise storage capacities constructed and under construction under PEG Scheme in 2015-16

Sl   State Capacity completed  (MT) Capacity under construction (MT)
1 Andhra Pradesh 0 25,000
2 Bihar 15,000 265,000
3 Chhattisgarh 25,270 67,040
4 Gujarat 0 0
5 Haryana 0 16,680
6 Himachal Pradesh 0 0
7 Jammu & Kashmir 340 101,000
8 Jharkhand 13,000 30,000
9 Karnataka 0 36,670
10 Kerala 0 0
11 Madhya Pradesh 110,260 422,370
12 Maharashtra 0 0
13 Odisha 30,000 35,000
14 Punjab 75,767 128,270
15 Rajasthan 0 15,000
16 Tamil Nadu 5,000 75,000
17 Telengana 0  0
18 Uttarakhand 0 0
19 Uttar Pradesh 0 338,000
20 West Bengal 65,270 43,010
  Total 339,907 1,598,040

 

-----
Previous articleHit-and-Run Case: SC Rejects Plea to Quash Salman’s Bai
Next articleSunny Rejects Cameo Remours