Online Storage Management (OSM)

Online Storage Management (OSM) is an initiative of

A. Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
B. Union Ministry of Finance
C. Union Ministry of Agriculture
D. None of the above

Answer: Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Explanation: The Department of Food and Public Distribution under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution with its principal agency, FCI, has developed a roadmap to roll out Online Storage Management (OSM) in the country.

The OSM envisages putting in place a single source of information for the food grains stored in the country for central pool through integrating State portals with the central portal.

The OSM will develop an ecosystem of storage management applications across the DCP States, each being capable of capturing the Minimum Storage Specifications (MSS).

These MSSs , which have been identified through intense and elaborate discussions with the concerned States and FCI are : capability to compute storage capacity , depict storage point-wise stock position, stack-wise, truck-wise linkage, quality parameters.

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