Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution

Chairman :
Sudip Bandyopadhyay
Political Party :
All India Trinamool Congress
State / Constituency :
Kolkata Uttar
Member From :
Lok Sabha

Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution

  Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution  
A. Department of Food and Public Distribution  
  • Procurement, storage and distribution of foodgrains–Adoption of latest technology and training the manpower
  • Payment of sugarcane arrears to sugarcane farmers
  • Functioning of Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA)
  • Quality Control Cells (QCCs)
  • Construction of Godowns by FCI
  • Food subsidy and its utilization
  • Development/Promotion of Sugar Industry
  • Edible Oils
  • Strengthening of Public Distribution System –Augmenting use of technological means and Implementation of 'One Nation, One Ration Card' Scheme
B. Department of Consumer Affairs  
  • Programmes for Consumer Protection
  • Regulation of Packaged Commodities
  • Problem of supply and distribution of adulterated milk and measure taken to check it
  • Mechanism of Price Monitoring System
  • Price rise of Essential Commodities –Causes & Effects
  • BIS-Hallmarking & Jewellery
  • Initiatives in the North-East in the field of Consumer Rights Protection
  • Regulation of Weights and Measures
  • Awareness of Rights and Ensuring Justice to Consumers with particular reference to consumers in rural areas.