Chapter 3

NCERT
Class 9
Economics
Solutions
1. Study the Graph 4.2 and answer the following questions:

Question:

Study the Graph 4.2 and answer the following questions:

(a) In which recent year foodgrain stock with the government was maximum?

(b) What is the minimum buffer stock norm for the FCI?

(c) Why were the FCI granaries overflowing with foodgrains?

Answer:

(a) The foodgrain stock with the Government of India was maximum in July.

(b) 24.3 million tonnes is the minimum buffer stock norm for the FCI.

(c) The FCI granaries were overflowing with food grains because of increased foodgrain 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 scheme.

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