Food Fortification in India – Explained, pointwise

Introduction A group of health experts in India have raised concerns about the country’s strategy to fight malnutrition through food fortification. They argued for “extreme caution” in implementing new chemical interventions to address micronutrient deficiencies. Before proceeding further, let us first understand few details about fortification and the need for it. What is fortification? Fortification… Continue reading Food Fortification in India – Explained, pointwise

Government to prepare roadmap for distribution of fortified rice

Government has prepared a roadmap for extending the pilot scheme of Rice Fortification all over the country. In February 2019,government had approved centrally sponsored pilot scheme on “Fortification of Rice and its Distribution under Public Distribution System”.  Fortification is the practice of deliberately increasing the content of an essential micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals… Continue reading Government to prepare roadmap for distribution of fortified rice