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May 02, 2012 at 11:57am IST

Centre responsible for grain storage crisis in Punjab: Badal

Chandigarh: While farmers in Bundelkhand are worried about poor produce, Punjab is experiencing a problem of plenty. The state has recorded a bumper harvest and has once again run out of space to store the grain.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has blamed the Centre for the grain storage problem. He says the state godowns are stocked to full capacity.

"Grain storage is a huge problem. It is a problem created by the government of India. We are a country with no concept of planning. We wait till the last minute before tackling the problem," said Badal.

CNN-IBN has been showing how tonnes of foodgrain werer left to rot out in the open during the monsoon in several states over the last two years.