Jayajit Dash / Bhubaneswar July 1, 2009, 0:52 IST

Faced with a shortfall of 7.6 lakh bales of gunny bags for procurement of food grains by the government procuring agencies in 2009-10, the Centre is exploring the possibility of using high-density polyethylene bags, polypropylene bags and old gunny bags for paddy packaging.