Food & Supplies
The Food and Civil Supplies Department functions under the supervision of the Home Secretary who is also Secretary, Food and Supplies. The Deputy Commissioner, who is also the Director, Food and Supplies, administers the department and day-to-day functioning is carried out by the Joint Director Food and Supplies assisted by a District Food and Supplies Officer.
This department is mainly concerned with the Public Distribution System. The Public Distribution System covers all of India and is intended to ensure that a minimum quantity of essential commodities such as wheat, rice, sugar and kerosene oil are available to people at reasonable rates.