Consider the following statements with respect to Open Market Sale Scheme-Domestic (OMSS-D) in India:

  1. The scheme helps in keeping food inflation under check
  2. The liquidation of food grains will be carried out by FCI through e-auctions only.

Which of the above is / are correct statements? 

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

FCI in 2013-14 started e-auction of wheat along with the physical tenders but in 2014-15 it has switched over entirely to e-auction mode helping the buyers with its ease of operations, transparent tendering and clean bidding process.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module