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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.820

TO BE ANSWERED ON 8TH AUGUST, 2011

ALLOCATION OF WHEAT TO KARNATAKA

820. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution be pleased to state:

(a)    The annual allocation of rice and wheat to Karnataka under APL category of PDS during the last three years, year- wise;

(b)   Whether Karnataka Government has made a representation for higher allocation if rice and wheat under APL category; and

(c)    If so, the details thereof and the action government has taken thereon?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD &PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

(PROF. K.V. THOMAS)

(a)    The details of allocations, including adhoc additional allocations made to Karnataka for the Above Poverty Line(APL) category under the Targeted Public Distribution System  (TPDS) are as per Annex

(b)    & (c): No request for higher allocation of rice/wheat under APL category has been received during the current year from Karnataka. However, taking into consideration availability of stocks of foodgrains in the Central Pool and the requests received from various States, additional allocations of foodgrains have been made to States/UTs, including Karnataka, from time to time. The monthly APL allocation to Karnataka has been increased from 63,080 MTs to 94,620 MTs from June 2011.

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ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (A) OF THE UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.820  7DUE FOR ANSWER 0N 8TH AUGUST, 2011 IN THE RAJYA SABHA

Allocation of foodgrains (rice and wheat) made to Karnataka for above poverty line (APL) category under TDS during three years (2008-09, 2009-10 & 2010-11)

(A)   TPDS- Normal Allocations

                                                               (In thousand tons)

Commodity2008-092009-102010-11

Rice

661.453

723.709

842.556

Wheat

69.133

129.507

103.644

Total

730.586

853.216

946.200

(B)   Adhoc Additional allocations

 (In thousand tons)

Special Allocations

Rice

Wheat

Total

Special adhoc allocation made in January 2010 for all families including APL families

172.532

16.208

188.740

Special adhoc allocation made in May 2010 for all families including APL families

90.636

69.793

160.429

Additional adhoc allocation for APL families made on 6.1.2011

99.956

36.966

136.922