The Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department discharges the important responsibilities of Public Distribution, enforcement of markets discipline and promotion of consumer awareness and protection of their interest. The Department started functioning from the inception of the State of Meghalaya i.e. in 1971-72. Consequent to the implementation of Consumer protection Act 1986, the Department has been renamed as Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs with effect from August 1994.
Activities of the Department
- Implementation of the Targetted Public Distribution System and other Schemes like Annapurna and Antyodaya Anna Yojna
- Monitoring of Price situation and availability of Essential Commodities in the State.
- Implementation of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
- Other programmes/schemes implemented by the Department are