Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation, otherwise known as Supplyco, is a popular household name across Kerala. Supplyco was formed in 1974 with the primary objective of controlling the rise in prices of essential commodities. However, very few know about this objective of Supplyco since its common perception is as a retail chain selling commodities at lower prices. Due to this, Supplyco is perceived as a welfare organization and consumers believe it to be benefitting them. After 44 years of operations and expanding itself into retailing with a strength of 1406 outlets across Kerala, it is necessary to evaluate whether the Supplyco model of government intervention is capable of transferring maximum benefits to the consumer. The study examines the effectiveness of Supplyco model in achieving the objective of controlling the rise in prices of essential commodities.
Click on the link to view the study ‘Relevance of Supplyco and its Operations in Kerala’s Current Scenario ‘ conducted by Nimish Sany, Research Assistant, CPPR.