Department of Food and Public Distribution develops roadmap to roll out Online Storage Management
The OSM envisages putting in place a single source of information for the food grains stored in the country for central pool through integrating State portals with the central portal.
The OSM will develop an ecosystem of storage management applications across the Decentralized Procurement (DCP) States, each being capable of capturing the Minimum Storage Specifications (MSS).
Under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Food), Central government, and attended by Food Secretaries of all DCP States, FCI made a presentation on the progress in the initiative. During the presentation, it was emphasized that the States shall build their respective portals in a collaborative mode, to ensure that the best practices can be imbibed and disseminated among the States.
In the meeting, the sixteen states including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, and West Bengal have reassured of their commitment to develop storage management applications with MSSs and integrate them with the central portal.
This exercise is expected to be completed by March this year and will improve efficiency and transparency in stocking, storage, movement, and distribution of foodgrains.