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Food Minister K.V. Thomas said the stock of wheat and rice stood at 199.52 lakh tonnes and 333.50 lakh tonnes, respectively, against the buffer norms of 70 lakh tonnes and 142 lakh tonnes, respectively.

Of about 115 lakh bales registered so far this season, the country has exported 106 lakh bales of cotton.
"We intend to implement the Food Security Bill by end of December," Food Minister K V Thomas told reporters on sidelines of an event in the national capital.
India has already exported about 85 lakh bales (170 kg each) of cotton in the current marketing year (October-September).