Food Corporation of India (FCI) has sufficient stock of foodgrains to meet the requirement of NFSA, other schemes and additional requirement of PMGKAY. As on date, FCI has approximately 232 LMT of wheat and 209 LMT rice in the Central pool.
Even after meeting requirement of stock under NFSA, other welfare schemes and PMGKAY phase VII, as on 1st of April 2023, FCI will be having stock comfortably more than the buffer norms. It is estimated that as on 1st of April 2023, approximately 113 LMT wheat and 236 LMT rice will be available in the central pool after meeting all the requirements, against the buffer norms of 75 LMT of wheat and 136 LMT of rice.
FCI is fully geared to meet the additional requirement for PMGKAY and movement of stock will be expedited from surplus to deficit regions to supply food grain in all areas of the country.
Under PMGKAY phase VII (Oct 2022 to Dec 2022) a total quantity of 119.62 LMT foodgrains (21.01 LMT wheat and 98.61 LMT rice) is to be distributed during Oct 2022 to Dec 2022 among 79.75 crore beneficiaries covered under NFSA free of cost.
In pursuance to the pro people announcement made by the Hon’ble Prime Minister in 2021 and successful implementation of additional food security in PMGKAY, Govt. of India has extended PMGKAY VII for a further period of 3 months from Oct 2022 to Dec 2022.