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Centrally Sponsored Pilot Scheme on "Fortification of Rice & its Distribution under Public Distribution System"


To address anaemia and micro-nutrient deficiency in the country, Government of India approved the Centrally Sponsored Pilot Scheme on "Fortification of Rice & its Distribution under Public Distribution System" for a period of 3 years beginning 2019-20 with total budget outlay of Rs 174.64 Cr. 


Fifteen State Governments (with Districts) i.e Andhra Pradesh (Vizianagram), Kerala (Ernakulum), Karnataka (Yadgir or Mysore), Maharashtra (Gadchiroli), Odisha (Malkangiri), Gujarat (Narmada), Uttar Pradesh (Chandauli), Assam (Dhubri), Tamil Nadu (Tiruchirappalli/Trichy), Telangana (Jayashankar Bhupalapally), Punjab (Ludhiana), Chhattisgarh (Kondagaon), Jharkhand (East Singhbhum), Uttarakhand (Udham Singh Nagar) & Madhya Pradesh (Singrauli) have consented and identified their respective Districts (Preferably 1 District Per State) for implementation of the Pilot Scheme.


Out of above 15 States, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Uttarakhand & Madhya Pradesh have started distribution of fortified rice under the Pilot Scheme.

 

Objectives the Scheme: The key objectives of the Pilot Scheme are:

 

· Distribution of Fortified Rice through Public Distribution System, to cater 15 Districts in the country - preferably one district per State in the initial phase of Implementation.

· Coverage of NFSA, beneficiaries under PDS with Fortified Rice in the selected Districts.

· Facilitate cross learning and sharing of best practices among States/UTs and DoF&PD.

· To evaluate the provision, coverage and Utilization of Fortified Rice by the target population as well as the efficiency/effectiveness of the consumption of fortified rice in reducing the        targeted micronutrient deficiencies in different age and gender groups.   




Operational Guidelines of Fortification of Rice and its Distribution under PDS