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Department, inter-alia, is entrusted various responsibilities like:-

  • Procurement of food grains under the Minimum Support Price  (MSP) Scheme of the Government of India. Proper storage with a view to upkeep the health of procured food grains till these are delivered to Food Corporation of India (FCI).
  • Enforcement of National Food Security Act, 2013 and operation of Public Distribution System (PDS) with special emphasis on Below Poverty Line (BPL), including Antodya Anna Yojna (AAY) Ration Card Holders,
  • Maintenance of supplies and securing equitable distribution and availability at fair price of certain essential commodities like Petrol, Diesel and Domestic Gas etc.
  • Enforcement of the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986
  • Enforcement of the Legal Metrology Act,  2009 and allied Rules.
  • Enforcement of certain Control Orders issued under Essential Commodities Act, 1955.