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Overview

A.  Operations

In order to achieve the food security of the country, the Sales Division looks after one of the most important operation i.e. distribution of foodgrains under TPDS/NFSA & Other Welfare Schemes.

Government of India fulfills the objectives of food security through the Public Distribution System. Public Distribution System strives to meet the twin objectives of price support to the farmers for their product and supply of foodgrains at affordable prices. It is against the stocks procured under price support, Government releases a certain quantity of foodgrains in each State under the Public Distribution System. This mission of the Government of India is translated into reality by the FCI.  In order to implement the food policy of Government, FCI has to fulfil certain objectives which are as follows:

i) To ensure and equitable distribution of available foodgrains at reasonable prices to the vulnerable sections of  society throughout the year;

ii) To maintain stability in foodgrains prices throughout  the country during the year;

iii) To maintain an adequate  buffer stock of foodgrains to deal with fluctuations in production and to meet  unforeseen exigencies and natural calamities.