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Haryana govt to distribute mustard through PDS

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The government has decided to distribute fortified oil through (PDS) at the rate of two litres per month per family from September 1, 2018.

To begin with, and district will be covered under this scheme, an official said here today.

Besides, it will be ensured that the only is available in the open market through HAFED from November 2018 onward, he said.

The has started a pilot project for distribution of fortified wheat flour under PDS in two blocks of district in March 2017 and also under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in June 2017, the added.

Encouraged by its success, we have decided to scale it up to two districts namely and from September 2018, both under PDS and ICDS, he said.

The scheme will be expanded to the entire state by December this year.

with Vitamin A and D2 was started in all six milk plants in the state in 2016, the official noted.

The fortification is being done as per and Standards Authority of (FSSAI) standards and the state has recently been accredited with the F+ logo for it, the said.

The ICDS of the started (Iron, Vitamin B12 and folic acid) in district in 2016, he added.

(Cotton-seed and Soybean) is being used in five districts under ICDS namely Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Ambala, Karnal and Gurugram, he said.

This will be extended to all remaining districts by September, 2018, the spokesperson added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 19:35 IST
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