Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions.
There is more bad news on food front. It now appears certain that there will bea shortfall of about 9 million tonnes
in the food production in the current kharif season, which in turn means five million tonnes less than the production
achieved in the last kharif season. However, rice procurement may only be partially affected since West Bengal
and Andhra Pradesh have had sufficient rainfall while Punjab, the mtyor contributor to the central pool is less
dependent on rainfall. Still, the overall availability of rice may go down by more than four million tonnes. There may
be worst news ahead.
Answer : Option C
According to the passage, there is a deficit production of rice by five million tonnes
in the present year.