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Functions

  • Implementation of the public distribution system with special focus on the poor.
  • Provision of storage facilities for the maintenance of central reserves of food grains and promotion of scientific storage.
  • Formulation of national policies relating to export and import, buffer stocking, Quality control and specifications of food grains.
  • Administration of food subsidies relating to rice , wheat and coarse grains.
  • Policy matters relating to sugar and sugarcane sector, fixation of fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane payable by sugar Factories, development and regulation of sugar industry(including training in the field of sugar technology)and sugar supply for PDS.
  • Supporting industries, the control of which by the union is declared by parliament by law to be expedient in public interest, as far as these relate to vanaspati, oilseeds, vegetable oils, cakes and fats.
  • Price control of, and inter-state trade and commerce in, and supply and distribution of Vanaspati, Oilseeds, Vegetable oils, Cakes and Fats.
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