fortified rice Current Affairs, GK & News

Phase-II of fortified rice scheme- Key Facts

According to the Union government, it has distributed around 6.83 lakh tonnes of fortified rice as a part of Public Distribution System (PDS) in second phase of “Fortified Rice Scheme”. Highlights: Government had set aim in 2021, to distribute fortified rice through government schemes by 2024. First phase of the distribution started in October 2021. ..

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Standards for fortified rice kernels (FRKs)

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently decided to operationalise standards for fortified rice kernels (FRKs). Key Points Standards for fortified rice kernels will be operationalised with immediate effect, in order to strengthen national-level fortification programme in India. The draft regulation on “standards for FRKs” has been framed and notified on May ..

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Distribution of Fortified Rice

The supply of fortified rice through the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), by 2024 has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs that is chaired by PM Modi. Overview: As part of the food subsidy, the Central Government will be bearing the entire cost of Rs. ..

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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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