Rice fortification programme to be implemented by March 2024 -PM


India is constantly showing the greater demand in the agricultural production. The government will implement fully rice fortification programme before the scheduled target of March 2024 Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government aims to distribute fortified rice via the government schemes by 2024.

Thereafter, a scheme for the distribution of fortified rice, containing prescribed micronutrients (Iron, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12) was launched in October 2021 in a phased manner .

“We had planned to complete the universalisation of fortified PDS rice by March 2024. But, with the pace of distribution, we are hopeful of reaching the target before that and the entire PDS (rice) will be fortified in the next few months,” Food Secretary Sanjeev Chopra told .

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