Welcome to the Food Department

Government of the Punjab


Food Department is responsible for regulating business of food grains including purchases,
storage, sales, transfer, milling, etc. under the Foodstuff (Control) Act, 1958.

Functions of the Food Department are:

  • Procurement of wheat for issuance to the mills.
  • To act as government agent to provide a wheat purchase window to the farmers at support price.
  • Ensure Food Security in wheat and wheat products.
  • Transportation from surplus to deficit regions.
  • Protection of wheat from pest and other hazards.
  • Targeted Food Support Programmes.
  • Undertaking all activity related to export of wheat upto supply at port.
  • Co-ordination with MOF, MOC, MINFAL, other provinces and International Agencies for matters relating to wheat.