State Food Ministers Meet to Chalk out Action Plan
High on the agenda of the meeting will be discussion on measures required to check unreasonable increase in prices of some food items, especially, pulses, edible oils and sugar. An action plan in this regard will be discussed during the meeting which will include strengthening the price monitoring mechanism, coordinated strategy to check hoarding and to improve supply chain and use of Price Stabilization fund to ensure easy availability of these commodities.
Review of the implementation of the National Food Security Act, ensuring online allocation to all fair price shops,coverage of more ration shops with bio-metric devices and strengthening redressal system will also be deliberated upon during the meeting.
Besides this expediting “on line procurement” which include registering farmers details like mobile numbers, account numbers for sending messages and making direct payment to farmers through system generated cheques.
Agriculture sector reforms for marketing farmers produce will also be one of the agenda items for the meeting.