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Food Corporation at the crossroads as grain oversupply meets flat demand

Govt's food storekeeper is procuring twice the quantity national welfare schemes need. It is aware of the problem, and may soon find newer ways to dispose available stocks

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FCI | Food Corporation of India | wheat MSP

Abhishek Waghmare  |  Pune 



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The agency that runs the world's largest food welfare programme is facing a problem that stands testimony to its size. Expanding its procurement every year, the (FCI) has been caught in a situation in which it has lifted excess food that it will find difficult to put it to use, once the requirement of India’s poor has been met.

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First Published: Wed, October 06 2021. 20:34 IST

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