Overview Scientific Management Quality Control Manual Quality Policy/Objectives Specifications of Foodgrains Relaxations Precautionary measures to prevent damage foodgrains in CAP and Covered godowns Inspection, Sampling and Analysis procedure Inspection, sampling and analysis procedure to be followed in FCI District Lab for 10% sampling of accepted stocks Guidelines to curb recycling of rice during KMS 2018-19 Pre-monsoon Fumigation Guidelines for Safe Storage of Pulses Quality Complaints procedure for lodging and finalization Inspection norms of covered godowns (SIRs) as well as CAP storage units Inspection norms of covered godowns (SIRs) as well as CAP storage units MTF for engagement of service provider for preservation of foodgrains Settlement of old pending quality complaints (prior to 01.10.91) Compendium of Instructions for Disposal of Non-issuable/Damaged Foodgrains Joint recording of moisture at the time of receipt & issue Procedure for Appeal against the rejection of rice lots On-going Schemes/ Projects/ Programmes Handling of foodgrains at railway siding, role and responsibilities of each organizations (CRWC/CWC/SWC/FCI) to avoid contamination of foodgrains Mechanism of Joint Inspection of Foodgrains by FCI and State Govt. procured in DCP states Readily Issuable Stocks in the Central Pool Maintenance of fixed assets register and annual physical verification of fixed assets by quality control division Accrual of Damaged foodgrains, Off-take quantity and percentage of Damaged Foodgrains Region-wise Commodity wise Stock position of Non-Issuable foodgrains in FCI List of Items being procured from MSEs
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  Quality Control and Scientific Preservation


The Food Corporation of India has an extensive and scientific  stock preservation system. An on-going programme sees that both prophylactic and curative treatment is done  timely and adequately. Grain in storage is continuously scientifically graded, fumigated and aerated by qualified trained and experienced personnel.



Food Corporation of India's testing laboratories spread across the country for effective monitoring of quality of foodgrains providing quality assurance as per PFA leading improved satisfaction level in producers (farmers) and customers (consumers).



The preservation of foodgrain starts, the minute it arrives in the  godowns. The bags themselves are kept on wooden crates/poly pallets to avoid moisture on contact with the floor. Further till the bags are dispatched/issued, fumigation to prevent infestation etc. of stocks is done on an average every 15 days with MALATHION  and once in three months with DELTAMETHRIN etc. on traces of infestation, curative treatment is done with Al.  PHOSPHIDE.


  FCI's testing laboratories spread across the country (188) ensure that the stored foodgrains retain their essential nutritional qualities as per FAQ.
       District Labs 164
          Regional Labs 18
          Zonal Labs 5
          Central Lab 1