Large Scale Food Fortification
India has taken up large-scale food fortification to address micronutrient deficiencies in recent years. So far, over 70% of edible oil, 30% of milk, 5.5% of wheat flour, and 3.1% of salt are fortified. Now fortified rice has been mandated in the safety net programs.
Only fortified rice is already being distributed in ICDS and mid-day scheme (PM-POSHAN) in almost the entire country. In PDS, almost one-third of the districts are covered so far.
The foundation is providing the stakeholders with strategic advice and guidance. In particular, the foundation is supporting scaling up rice fortification by addressing quality challenges and creating an ecosystem to mobilize the private sector in rice fortification.
Partner: Food Corporation of India (FCI)