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Food Ministry to prepare roadmap for fortification of rice

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The food ministry will prepare a roadmap for fortification of rice in consultation with state governments and other stakeholders to tackle malnutrition in the country, the government said on Friday.

The decision was taken at a meeting of Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar here.

Kumar discussed the ongoing rice fortification pilot scheme and the various implementation issues with Paswan and senior officials of the ministry, an official statement said.

"During the meeting it was decided that for effectively tackling the problem of malnutrition in India, a roadmap will be charted out by the Department of Food and Public Distribution for taking the pilot scheme of Rice Fortification Pan India," it said.

All state government departments and other stakeholders would also be consulted, it added.

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First Published: Fri, August 23 2019. 21:00 IST