A period of rain has begun in India and the country’s wheat stock stands threatened. According to an estimate over half a dozen million tonnes of wheat lying in the open may be destroyed during the rainy season.
The govt is showing cosmetic concern and mulling over steps to move this huge amount of grain to safer places. Despite the problem persisting year after year concrete steps to solve the woes have been lacking.
The govt has asked the FCI to acquire storing space including the space available with the cooperative sugar mills in the country.
In addition, the govt has planned to distribute extra grains through PDS and open market to ease pressure on the existing storage facilities.