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Food Corporation of India (FCI) is ensuring uninterrupted supply of wheat and rice throughout the country during the lockdown period. Consumer Affairs Ministry said, FCI is fully prepared to meet not only the food grain requirement under National Food Security Act but also any additional demand including supply of 5Kg per Person for next three months to more than 81 Crore people under PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana. 

The Ministry said, as on 31st of last month, FCI has over 56 million tonnes of Food Grains. It said, FCI is able to meet the increasing demand of food grains by gearing up the pace of supply of wheat and rice throughout the country mostly by Rail. A total of 53 Rakes are being loaded yesterday carrying about one lakh 48 thousand Metric Tonnes food grain stock. The Ministry said, since the day of lockdown, FCI has moved 352 rakes carrying an approximate quantity of nine lakh 86 thousand metric tonnes.




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