According to CNN-IBN, 168 lakh metric tonnes, which is almost one-third of India's food reserves, lies unprotected in the open.
FCI had warned of more waste of reserved food, saying there is a lack of adequate storage space.
Although one third of India's food reserves rot in the open.
Governments, both at the centre and in states, are unable to make solutions of the country's precious food reservation problem.
Pawar, however, said, "sometimes, some things happen. I admit that we are short of storage space. Next year things will be better."
As the channel showed, in India, the Food Corporation of India is responsible for storing the grain apart from procuring and distributing it.
However, its total covered capacity is only 25 million tonnes, one third of the total stocks it currently holds.