Storage capacity in the country


Against total stocks of 529.59 LMT (Wheat + Rice), the total storage capacity available with Food Corporation of India (FCI) and the State Agencies (both owned and hired capacity), is 819.19 LMT (as on 31.12.2020).

Total production of Rice and Wheat in the country during the last five years and current year is as under:

(Fig. in LMT)

Kharif Marketing Season (KMS)/ Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) Wheat Rice
2015-16 865.26 1044.07
2016-17 922.88 1097.00
2017-18 985.12 1115.20
2018-19 971.10 1164.20
2019-20 1035.96 1184.25
2020-21 1075.92 1023.63*

*As per First Advance Estimates of Production of foodgrains during 2020-21, published by Ministry of Agriculture.

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri DanveRaosahebDadarao in Rajya