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With Rabi harvest season round the corner, Punjab faces the problem of storing about 115 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat that will arrive in the grain markets. The storage facilities are almost clogged with 135.5 lakh MT of previous stocks of wheat and rice.

After reviewing the situation, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal decided to call on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Food Minister K.V. Thomas to seek their personal intervention for the expeditious evacuation of the existing stocks to other States.

The Hindu : News / National : Punjab has a big ‘grains problem’.