Covid-19 outbreak: India has sufficient food stock

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New Delhi: According to the companies monitoring sales, the consumers in many cities and towns are rushing to stockpile food commodities and essentials due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Union government has however assured that there is sufficient food grain stock to tide over any crisis.

According to the media reports, Indian stocks are 10 times more than what country requires during the emergency and if required the 5,00,000 fair price shops spread across the country can be pressed into action to deal with mass distribution if any emergency arises.

The government is discussing the issue with major industries to ensure a steady supply of essential items as people are stocking up household items fearing more restrictions on movement due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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