Movement plays a very important role in the working of FCI as well as in fulfilling the objectives of Food Policy and National Food Security Act.
FCI undertakes movement of foodgrains in order to:
Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh are the surplus States in terms of wheat procurement vis-a-vis their own consumption. Punjab, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh/ Telengana, Chhattisgarh and Odisha are surplus States in terms of rice procurement vis-à-vis their own consumption. Surplus stocks of wheat and rice available in these States are moved to deficit States to meet the requirements under NFSA/ TPDS and other schemes as well as to create buffer stocks.
Movement Plan is prepared on monthly basis keeping in view: