Ensure food security and improve efficiency of food distribution: Pralhad Joshi

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Pralhad Joshi conducts a surprise visit to Food Corporation of India’s head office

Pralhad Joshi, the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, made a surprise visit to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) headquarters. Sanjeev Chopra, Secretary, of the Department of Food and Public Distribution also accompanied him during his visit. The objective of the visit was to gain firsthand insight into the operational dynamics and challenges faced by the corporation.

Joshi engaged in detailed discussions with the senior officials, emphasising the importance of ensuring food security and improving the efficiency of food distribution across the country. The Union Minister, while discussing various aspects of FCI operations also emphasised the need for great efficiency and thrust on reducing the cost and burden on subsidy. Also, during the tour of the office building, he suggested improving infrastructure. This visit marks his first engagement with FCI after taking charge of the Ministry.

During his visit, the Union Minister interacted with the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), all Executive Directors, Chief General Managers (CGMs), and General Managers (GMs) of FCI.

CMD FCI, delivered a comprehensive presentation, highlighting the workings and the achievements of FCI. The presentation showcased FCI’s operational strategies and key initiatives and it plays an integral role in ensuring Food Security across the Nation. CMD and FCI also highlighted areas where additional support and policy interventions could further strengthen their operations.

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