|The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has been allocated Rs 1,54,232 crore in 2017-18. The Department of Food and Public Distribution under the Ministry is responsible for ensuring food security through procurement, storage and distribution of food grains. In 2017-18, the Department has been allocated Rs 1,50,505 crore, which is 98% of the Ministry’s allocation. Allocation to this Department accounts for 7.6% of the central government’s budgeted expenditure. This note examines the allocations for the Department of Food and Public Distribution.