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Aims & Objectives

 

  

PROCUREMENT

 

The main objective of the Department is procurement of foodgrains i.e. wheat and rice for the Central Pool. The Government of Punjab contributes approximately 50 to 60% in wheat and 40 to 50% in rice to the Central Pool. The entire operation of procurement is carried out by the Department alongwith other Procurement Agencies like FCI, Markfed, Punsup, PAIC and PSWC. The coordination work is carried out solely by the Department. 

 

DISTRTIBUTION

Simultaneously the Department through a well regulated whole sale/distribution points and large network of fair price shops carries out the Public Distribution System. The whole sale points are managed by Punjab Civil Supplies Corporation, the work of fair and just distribution of commodities under the PDS scheme is supervised by the Department of Food & Supplies.

Issues pending with Govt. of India  

 

a) Procurement of paddy by FCI
b) Movement of stocks by FCI
c) Passing on excess on account of moisture gain in wheat 
d) Constitution of a committee to finalize pending issues.
e) Creation of additional storage space.
f) Shortage of  space with Food Corporation of India for delivery of rice
g) Enhancement of milling charges

 


 

 

 
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