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The department of Food & Supplies, Govt. of Maharashtra, manages Public Distribution System (PDS) in Maharashtra for regulating production, supply and 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. Consumer Affairs Wing of the department provides for better protection of interest of consumers by setting up State Commission and District fora for redressal of consumers disputes, as provided under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

Aims and Objectives:
  • To provide certain important scheduled commodities to the ration card holders at reasonable rates at prescribed quantum.
  • To indirectly control open market prices of certain commodities.
  • To protect the interests of consumers through enforcement of Weights & Measures Act and rules thereunder.
  • To implement Minimum Support Price Scheme of the Central Government to safeguard farmer's interests Matters incidental and supplementary to the above objectives.
  • To promote & protect the rights of consumers by the way of implementation of Consumer Protection Act.
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