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Now Fortified Rice Will Be Available To All

Now Fortified Rice Will Be Available To All

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the initiative of fortified rice to make the country free from malnutrition. Malnutrition has become a serious problem after covid 19. This project is being brought after the success of the pilot project run in 15 states. Also, this project will be implemented across the country. Till the year 2024, only fortified rice will be distributed under the Central Public Welfare including the ration system. What is fortified rice? Iron, folic acid, and vitamin B12 are added to rice to make up for the micronutrient deficiency. In addition, this rice can be stored for 1.5 years. According to the survey report of NSSO,  rice is the staple food of 65% of the population in India. Through the Public Distribution System, 3.50 crore tonnes of rice ...