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, 2019
    • Enforcement of the Legal Metrology Act,  2009 and allied Rules.
    • Enforcement of certain Control Orders issued under Essential Commodities Act, 1955.


    Food & Supplies Department initiated Computerization in the year 2001 and has made significant progress in implementing e-Governance Projects and use of ICT tools. Presently following e-Governance projects are in operation:-

    • Departmental Portal (
    • Email
    • Procurement and Storage Management System
    • Implementation of e-Budget and e-Salary.
    • Toll Free Consumer Helpline& PDS Helpline (1800-180-2087 & 1967)
    • Litigation Management System