India Has 17.8 MMT of Grains Stored Outdoors

Successive bumper harvests have seen the volume of India's state-owned grain reserves almost double from 9.4 MMT in 2008 to 17.8 MMT in 2010, according to this report in the Hindustan Times.

Almost a third of the country's stocks stored by the Food Corporation of India and other state agencies across India are stored this way, they say. More than half of that, an estimated 10 MMT, is now enduring being stored under tarpaulin for it's second monsoon season, and some of it is older than that.