The Central Government extends price support to paddy, coarse grains and wheat through the Food Corporation of India and the State Agencies. All the foodgrains conforming to the prescribed specifications i.e. Fair Average Quality norms offered for sale at
specified centers are bought by the public procurement agencies. The producers have the option to sell their produce to FCI/State Agencies at support prices or in the open market as is advantageous to them. Procurement of rice through levy system is now stopped
from 1st October, 2015.
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