New Delhi, April 30: The Authorities of India has determined to import six million to seven million tonnes of foodgrains extra to tide over the quick deteriorating meals state of affairs within the nation. In accordance with Agriculture Ministry sources, the imports would consist primarily of wheat and milo. These imports are along with the 2 million tonnes of foodgrains already contracted for. Out of this, multiple million tonnes have arrived at varied ports and the remaining is on the way in which. In accordance with the Ministry sources, the ultimate particulars concerning the acquisition of wheat and milo from varied international locations are being labored out. Nevertheless, senior officers of the Ministry are understood to have mentioned the way of imports and the time of the acquisition overseas over the last 4 days. It is usually understood that the buffer inventory of foodgrains has been depleted. The buffer inventory, which stood at 9 million tonnes in July 1972, got here down to 5 million tonnes on October 4, 1972. The Authorities has been drawing closely on the reserves due to the persevering with drought situations in 14 States. The imports have been necessitated by the failure of the emergency meals manufacturing programme designed to provide an extra 15 million tonnes of foodgrains. In January 1873, the Union Agriculture Ministry had formally estimated that the programme had suffered a set-back and solely 6.24 million tonnes of extra foodgrains could be produced.