Union Government launches FCI’s Depot Online System

Union Government has launched Depot Online System of state run Food Corporation of India (FCI) to bring transparency and minimise storage losses of foodgrains.

It was launched by Union Food and public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan in New Delhi as part of Digital India initiative of Union Government.

Key facts

  • Depot Online System will help real time monitoring of FCI operations and enhance transparency and efficiency.
  • The project is being implemented in the FCI owned 553 depots and subsequently FCI hired godowns will be also brought under the ambit of the project later.
  • The system will bring automation of the entire process from entry and exit of foodgrains at FCI depots.
  • It would eliminate usage of manual registers and would help in better monitoring and supervision as would reduce leakages and losses.

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