Bihar State Food & Civil Supplies Corporation Limited was established on 2nd April 1973, under the company Act, 1956 and public incorporated on 17 April 1973. It is classified as State Govt company and is registered at Registrar of Companies, Patna. Its authorized share capital is Rs. 100,000,000 and its paid up capital is Rs. 43,599,000.It is inolved in Manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products, and prepared animal feeds
Directors of Bihar State Food & Civil Supplies Corporation Limited are Kirti Chandra Saha, Anup Mukerji and Brijesh Mehrotra. The Food and Consumer Protection department, Government of Bihar manages one of India's largest Public Distribution System (PDS) supply chain through which major commodities like wheat, rice etc. are distributed through a network of more than 45,000 Fair Price Shops covering a population (AAY and Priority Household) of more than 76 million in the state. The Bihar State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation (BSFC), nodal agency for distribution of PDS commodities is implementing the state of the art e-PDS system to introduce transparency and accountability in the entire system and arrest leakages and diversions in the supply chain which is defeating the noble cause and scheme of the Government. The project covers activities at all the District Managers offices, 57 FCI depots and 534 PDS Godowns in the state. BSFC also has been designated as Nodal Agency for procurement of paddy and wheat on behalf of Govt. at Minimum Support Price (MSP) and additional bonus announced by State Government from the farmers.
The Public Distribution System is a major instrument for ensuring availability of food grains to the public at affordable prices as well as for enhancing food security for the poor. The Central schemes such as "Annapurna" (for old age pensioners) and Anthyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) (for poorest of the poor) are also under implementation in the state from May 2000 and February 2001 respectively. Essential commodities like Rice, Wheat, Sugar, Iodized Salt and Kerosene are being distributed to the targeted cardholders as per the eligibility and rates fixed by the Government through the Fair Price Shops. In crisis essential commodities like pulses, onions, edible oils and vegetables (tomato and potato) are also being supplied through the fair price shops under Market Intervention. Ration card types are BPL, APL, AAY, and Annapurna etc. FpShops gives the ration to the card holders according to his/her card type. BPL, APL and AAY cards are issued which family annual income is less than 24,000. If the income is greater than 24,000 then issue the Annapurna card. Through BPL card ration card ration holder can get more rice than others. So, Fps dealer must maintain the records for which person has which card type and how much of rice, sugar, oil get from the go down.