The Food Corporation of India was setup under the Food Corporation Act 1964, in order to fulfill following objectives of the Food Policy:
Effective price support operations for safeguarding the interests of the farmers.
Distribution of food grains throughout the country for public distribution system
Maintaining satisfactory level of operational and buffer stocks of food grains to ensure National Food Security
Current MD is Siraj Hussain. Please note that FCI has 5 Zonal Offices viz. Zonal Office (North), Zonal Office (East), Zonal Office (West), Zonal Office (South), Zonal Office (North East). Out of them, the North Zonal Office which covers the 8 Regions i.e. Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan, J&K, HP, Delhi and Uttaranchal is the largest Zone in FCI , with two surplus states Punjab and Haryana.