Since signing of the Agreement, the Food Bank Board has held Seven meetings including a special(5th ) session. While Joint Secretary(IC) in the Department of Food & P.D. has been designated as Member, SAARC Food Bank Board from India, Joint Secretary in
the SAARC Division of the Ministry of External Affairs has been designated as Nodal point for the matter of SAARC Food Bank.
In the Sixth SAARC Food Bank Board meeting held at Thimphu, Bhutan in November, 2013, it was proposed that the existing laboratory facilities available in India to be designated as SAARC Food grain Testing Laboratory to start with. The Board considered and
agreed the proposal to designate the Central Grain Analysis Laboratory (CGAL), New Delhi as the regional reference laboratory for SAARC Food Bank. Besides, Board also agreed to the proposal of India for providing training in food grain storage management at
the Indian Grain Storage Management and Research Institute(IGMRI), Hapur. The first batch of Training of SAARC officials in food grains storage at IGMRI, Hapur has since been held from 17-26, November, 2014. Nomination have been received for participating
in the training program from 5 member countries viz. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Presently proportionate food grain reserve to be maintained in the Member States stands as follows:
||As per the decision of the 1st Meeting in Colombo in 2008
||As per the decision of the 3rd Meeting in Kabul, 2009