Study the graph given below, showing Central Food grains (Wheat + Rice) stock

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Study the graph given below, showing Central Food grains (Wheat + Rice) stock and minimum Buffer Norm (Million tonnes) and answer the following questions.
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(a) In which recent year food grain stock with the government was maximum?
(b) What is the minimum buffer stock norm for the FCI?
© Why were the FCI granaries overflowing with food grains?


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(a) The foodgrain stock with the Government of India was maximum in July 2002.
(b) 24.3 million tonnes is the minimum buffer stock norm for the FCI.
© The FCI granaries were overflowing with food grains because of increased food grain procurement by FCI, compared to the actual requirement.The major food producing states such as Punjab, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh have put pressure on the government to buy the grain under the Minimum Support Price (MSP) scheme.