Food fortification Current Affairs, GK & News

Rice under all scheme to be fortified by 2024

While addressing the nation on 75th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to provide fortified rice to poor under various schemes. Key Points This decision was taken in order to address the problem of malnutrition in India. Providing nutrition to every poor person India is a priority of the government. This decision was taken ..

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Fortification of Rice Scheme to be implemented in 15 states

As of November 3, 2020, around 15 State Governments have identified districts to implement the Fortification of Rice Scheme. The State Governments have identified the districts where the scheme is to be implemented and have notified the same to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Key Highlights The Department of Food and ..

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Chhattisgarh launches Fortified Rice Distribution Scheme

On the eve of Statehood Day celebrations, on November 1, 2020, the State Government of Chhattisgrah launched Fortified Rice Distribution Scheme. About Fortified Rice Distribution Scheme The scheme was launched to reduce malnutrition and anaemia. Under the scheme, fortified rice is distributed through fair price shops. The fortified rice is a mixture of Vitamin-B12, iron ..

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CSIR produces Protein Enriched Biscuits for COVID-19 patients

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR-CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute) has made protein rich biscuits for COVID-19 patients. The biscuits have been sent to the COVID-19 patients in AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science). Highlights The CFTRI has so far supplied 500 kg of protein-rich biscuits. Also, another 500 kg of ..

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Bio Fortified Carrots developed by farmer scientist

A farmer scientist of Junagadh district, Gujarat Shri Vallabhai Vastambhai Marvaniya developed biofortified carrots. The carrots are locally called “Madhuban Gajar”. It is rich in β-carotene and iron. Highlights The biofortified carrot variety is benefiting more than 150 local farmers. The yield of the variety is 40 to 50 tonnes per hectare. The variety has ..

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