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Village Grain Banks in India

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21,751 Village Grain Banks have been sanctioned by Targeted Public Distribution System Department in the country till date.

The State-wise number of VGBs sanctioned and reported to have been set up by the States as on 26.11.2012 is as under:

S. No.
Name of State
VGB Sanctioned by the Department
VGB setup by the States(reported as of 26.11.2012)
1.
Maharashtra
1377
1290
2.
Andhra Pradesh
6853
6585
3.
Bihar
415
-
4.
West Bengal
1590
1590
5.
Kerala
387
387
6.
Rajasthan
550
-
7.
Gujarat
354
226
8.
Madhya Pradesh
4240
2644
9.
Odisha
646
378
10.
Tripura
103
39
11.
Chhattisgarh
1904
1904
12.
Jharkhand
583
583
13.
Meghalaya
44
40
14.
Uttar Pradesh
1281
500
15.
Assam
100
67
16.
Sikkim
80
-
17
Himachal Pradesh
55
-
18.
Nagaland
786
786
19
Uttarakhand
110
55
20
Manipur
293
192

Total
21751
17266


695 VGBs sanctioned for Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim have not been set up as the concerned State Governments have not found any demand for the same. Information on establishment of remaining VGBs is still awaited from the States.

posted by AGo on 12:53 AM

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