Primary objective of Department of Food & Public Distribution (DFPD) is to undertake procurement of coarse grains for ensuring supplies for the Food Security Programmes Government is willing to increase the use of coarse grain for utilization under TDPS
due to its high protein assets. Even experts like Dr. Swaminathan have termed coarse grains as "Nutri Cereals”. Hence, these should be distributed on priority under Targeted Public Distributed System (TDPS). In view of this, DFPD has finalized the policy that
procured quantity of coarse grains in the States is to be allotted under TDPS for public. This will ensure appropriate disposal of procured quantity and availability of nutritional food for the public. The quantity if not utilised by any State Government in
TPDS/OWS, the same will not be eligible for grant of subsidy.
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