Chandigarh: Expressing concern over huge stocks of wheat lying in the open, BJP on Sunday asked the UPA government to distribute the grains to people living below poverty line before the onset of monsoon.

BJP National General Secretary Jagat Parkash Nadda said if adequate steps are not taken, 6.6 million tonnes of wheat lying in open would be damaged and UPA government will be responsible for it.

Nadda said that last year Rs 58,000 crore worth of wheat lying in the open was lost and this year it is estimated that Rs 85,000 crore worth of wheat would be lost due to poor storage.

(Agencies)

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