The Department was established in 1962 and discharges the important responsibilities
of managing the Public Distribution of, and trade and commerce in essential commodities
with a view to maintain or increase supplies thereof and secure their equitable
distribution and availability at fair prices by enforcing the Essential Commodities
Act, 1955 and various Control Orders made there under.
The Department is implementing NFSA 2013. The Highily subsidised Food Grains as prescribed under
Act are being supplied every month to eligible households.