government usually maintain a buffer stock of grains?why do they do so?

Govt do so to provide food to the people if any part of the country has shortage of food grains because of any natural disaster or any unavoidable circumstances. It is also done to stabilize the prices of grains.

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Buffer stock is always maintained so that grains are available in plenty even if there is a shortfall in production in a particular year , for example , due to monsoon failure.

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