Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (India)

Ministry Of Consumer Affairs, Food And Public Distribution (India)

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (India)

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The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is a government ministry of India. The Ministry is headed by a minister of Cabinet rank. The current minister is Sharad Pawar.

The ministry is divided into two departments, the Department of Food and Public Distribution and the Department of Consumer Affairs .

Department of Food and Public Distribution

The Department of Public Distribution is charged with management of the food economy of the country.

The objectives of the Department are to ensure.
  • Remunerative rates for our farmers
  • The supply of food grains at reasonable prices to the consumers through the public distribution system

Public Distribution System

The Indian Public Distribution System (PDS) is a national food security system that distributed subsidized food to India's poor. Major commodities distributed include wheat, rice, sugar, and kerosene. Surpluses of food from increased crop yields (as a result of the Green Revolution and good monsoon seasons) are managed by the Food Corporation of India, established by the Food Corporation Act 1964, implements national policy for farm price support, operations, procurement, storage, preservation, inter-state movement and distribution operations. PDS has a network of about 478,000 Fair Price Shops (FPS), perhaps the largest distribution network of its type in the world, operated by the Union Government and state governments.

Department of Consumer Affairs

The Department of Consumer affairs administers...
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