Directorate General of Food

Directorate General of Food is a government department responsible for food management and policy in Bangladesh and is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1] It is responsible for the import of foods under Bangladesh government contracts.[2][3]

Directorate General of Food
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language
WebsiteDirectorate General of Food


Directorate General of Food traces its origins to the Food Department created in 1943 after the 1943 Bengal Famine. In 1955 the government of East Pakistan tried to abolish the department and place its responsibilities under the Department of Agriculture. Its functions were stopped for 7 months but the merger failed to proceed. After the Independence of Bangladesh the Directorate General of Food under the Ministry of Food & Civil supplies. In 2012 the Food department was placed under the Ministry of Food.[4]


  1. ^ "Whose rice is it anyway?". The Daily Star. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Bangladesh to import 600,000 tonnes of rice". The Daily Star. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Cambodian rice brings respite". The Daily Star. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Directorate General of Food". Retrieved 19 December 2017.