Introductory notes

  • Annual data on procurement, offtake and stocks of foodgrains are provided by the Ministry of Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Government of India.
  • Data on procurement and offtake are only for rice and wheat. Data on total stocks also include coarse cereals.

Trends in Procurement, Offtake and Stocks of Rice and Wheat

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Figure 1: Procurement, offtake and stocks of rice and wheat, India, in million tonnes

Table 1: Procurement, offtake and stocks of foodgrain, India, in million tonnes
Year Procurement (rice) Procurement (wheat) Procurement (total) Offtake (rice) Offtake (wheat) Offtake (total) Stocks (rice) Stocks (wheat) Stocks (total)
1972-73 2.51 5 7.51 3.69 7.24 10.93 1.64 0.72 2.6
1973-74 3.93 4.53 8.46 3.23 6.9 10.13 2.06 0.91 3.54
1974-75 3.58 1.96 5.54 3.78 6.15 9.93 1.89 1.23 3.34
1975-76 5.96 4.05 10.01 3 6.92 9.92 4.74 5.09 10.76
1976-77 5.23 6.59 11.82 4.06 5.53 9.59 6.36 11.17 18.27
1977-78 4.57 5.16 9.73 4.32 7.06 11.38 6.68 8.65 15.44
1978-79 6.15 5.47 11.62 3.2 6.75 9.95 9.71 6.31 16.17
1979-80 4.43 7.99 12.42 4.88 8.04 12.92 8.44 5.32 13.91
1980-81 5.34 5.86 11.2 5.88 7.51 13.39 6.69 3.07 9.87
1981-82 7.02 6.59 13.61 6.74 6.69 13.43 6.36 4.55 11.07
1982-83 7.14 7.71 14.85 7.69 7.9 15.59 5.24 5.64 11.1
1983-84 7.58 8.29 15.87 7.67 7.45 15.12 5.24 9.62 14.92
1984-85 9.82 9.3 19.12 6.61 6.72 13.33 8.58 12.47 21.2
1985-86 9.62 10.35 19.97 7.4 11.72 19.12 10.34 10.21 20.75
1986-87 9.36 10.54 19.9 9.03 10.35 19.38 10.04 9.44 19.53
1987-88 7.04 7.88 14.92 10.11 12.78 22.89 5.91 3.34 9.43
1988-89 7.64 6.53 14.17 9.08 8.66 17.74 3.86 2.31 6.18
1989-90 11.17 9 20.17 7.48 7.51 14.99 7.06 3.46 10.52
1990-91 12.92 11.07 23.99 7.91 8.58 16.49 10.21 5.6 15.81
1991-92 9.41 7.75 17.16 10.26 10.48 20.74 8.86 2.21 11.07
1992-93 12.72 6.38 19.1 9.89 8.06 17.95 9.93 2.74 12.67
1993-94 13.56 12.84 26.4 9.46 9.14 18.6 13.55 7 20.54
1994-95 13.12 11.87 24.99 8.85 10.59 19.44 18.08 8.72 26.8
1995-96 9.93 12.33 22.16 11.63 12.72 24.35 13.06 7.76 20.82
1996-97 11.88 8.16 20.04 12.31 13.32 25.63 13.17 3.24 16.41
1997-98 14.54 9.3 23.84 11.2 7.76 18.96 13.05 5.08 18.12
1998-99 11.55 12.65 24.2 11.83 8.9 20.73 12.16 9.66 21.82
1999-00 16.62 14.14 30.76 12.42 10.63 23.05 15.72 13.19 28.91
2000-01 18.93 16.36 35.29 10.42 7.79 18.21 23.19 21.5 44.98
2001-02 21.12 20.63 41.75 15.32 15.99 31.3 24.91 26.04 51.02
2002-03 19 19.03 38.03 24.85 24.99 49.84 17.16 15.65 32.81
2003-04 20.78 15.8 36.58 25.04 24.29 49.33 13.07 6.93 20.65
2004-05 24.04 16.8 40.83 23.2 18.27 41.47 13.34 4.07 17.97
2005-06 26.69 14.79 41.48 25.08 17.17 42.25 13.68 2.01 16.62
2006-07 26.3 9.23 35.53 25.06 11.71 36.77 13.17 4.7 17.93
2007-08 26.29 11.13 37.42 25.22 12.2 37.43 13.84 5.8 19.75
2008-09 32.84 22.69 55.53 24.62 14.88 39.5 21.6 13.43 35.58
2009-10 32.59 25.38 57.98 26.89 21.97 48.86 26.71 16.13 43.36
2010-11 31.13 25.92 56.79 29.8 23.07 52.87 28.82 15.36 44.35
2011-12 37.91 28.33 66.35 32.12 24.16 56.28 33.35 19.95 53.44

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