Country’s food stock capacity 21 lakh MT: Food Minister

SANGSAD BHABAN, June 18, 2018 : Food Minister
Advocate Quamrul Islam today said the country’s food stock
capacity has now stood at 21,18822 metric tons (MT).

“ The country’s total food storage capacity now stands at 21,18,822
metric tons with 2,722 food godowns and seven silos,” he said
while replying to a written query from treasury bench member
Sukumar Ranjan Gosh of Munshiganj-1 at the Jatiya Sangsad here
this afternoon.

In addition to this, he said, a new food godown with a capacity of
1000 MT will be constructed Louhajang Sadar LSD in Munshiganj
district under the “New Food Godowns Construction Project
with a capacity of 1.05 lakh metric tons,” he added.

Quamrul further informed that country’s total food stockpile is
now 12,18 645 MT.

Of them, he said, 124 MT paddy, 9,52,482 MT rice and 2,66,039
MT wheat.