ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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For the Colonels Benefit

Executive Arm of Food Policy CONCEIVED in 1964-65, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) was intended to be Che instrument of a national food policy well before a national food policy was clearly formulated. The surplus and deficit States, whose diverse interests the policy has to serve, have used PCI when it has suited them and ditched it when it has not. As the administrator of an ill- defined national food policy, FCI has thus had a thankless job in its early years. The methods it uses for procurement or disposal and the price it may offer are seldom of its own choice.

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