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Govt Mandates Weekly Declaration of Wheat and Rice Stock to Ensure Food Security

New Delhi: The Government of India has taken decisive steps to safeguard food security and prevent hoarding and speculative practices in the market. In a significant move, traders, wholesalers, retailers, big chain retailers, and processors across all States and Union Territories are now required to declare their stock position of wheat on the designated portal starting April 1, 2024, and then subsequently every Friday until further notice. The directive aims to maintain transparency and accountability in the food supply chain.

The decision comes as the Wheat Stock Limit expires on March 31, 2024, for all categories of entities in States and UTs. Following this expiration, entities must promptly disclose their wheat stock on the designated portal. Additionally, the declaration of rice stock by all categories of entities is already in place. Entities not yet registered on the portal are urged to complete their registration and commence the disclosure of wheat and rice stock every Friday.

The portal for wheat stock declaration can be accessed at The government emphasizes that it is imperative for all legal entities to accurately and consistently disclose their wheat and rice stock on the portal to ensure effective monitoring and management of food supplies.

The Department of Food and Public Distribution is actively monitoring the stock position of wheat and rice to regulate prices and ensure adequate availability across the country.

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