TABLE 5.9
          Central Pool Stocks and Minimum Buffer Stock Norms
	                                            (Million Tonnes)
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                           Wheat           Rice             Total
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              					                                          	              (wheat and rice)
Beginning of	        Min.	Actual	Min.	Actual	Min.	Actual
the month	        norm	Stock	norm	Stock	norm	 Stock
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January-1992	         7.7	 5.3	7.7	 8.6	15.4	13.9
April	                 3.7	 2.2   10.8	 8.9	14.5	11.1
July	                13.1	 6.5	9.2	 7.4	22.3	13.9
October	                10.6	 4.4	6.0	 5.1	16.6	 9.5
January-1993	         7.7	 3.3	7.7	 8.5	15.4	11.8
April	                 3.7	 2.7   10.8	 9.9	14.5	12.6
July	                13.1	14.9	9.2	 9.3	22.3	24.2
October 	        10.6	13.7	6.0	 7.2	16.6	20.9
January-1994	         7.7	10.8	7.7	11.2	15.4	22.0
April	                 3.7 	 7.0   10.8	13.5	14.5	20.5
July 	                13.1	17.5	9.2	13.3	22.3	30.7
October	                10.6	15.6	6.0	10.9	16.6	26.5
January-1995	         7.7	12.9	7.7	17.4	15.4	30.3
April 	                 3.7	 8.7   10.8	18.1	14.5	26.8
July	                13.1	19.2	9.2	16.4	22.3	35.6
October	                10.6	16.9	6.0	13.0	16.6	29.9
January-1996 (P)	 7.7	13.1	7.7	15.4	15.4	28.5 
April	                 3.7	 8.2   10.8	14.0	14.5	22.2
July	                13.1	13.9	9.2	12.9	22.3	26.8
October	                10.6	10.4	6.0	 9.3	16.6	19.7
January-1997 (P)	 7.7	 6.9	7.7	12.9	15.4	19.8
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'Provisional' - (P)
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