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Fortified Rice

  • 17 Sep 2021
  • 1 min read

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  • It is worth mentioning that for the solution of malnutrition, fortified rice is being distributed by the Central Government in the Child Development Scheme, Mid-Day Meal Scheme and Public Distribution System.
  • Elements like vitamin B2, B3 and iron have been included in this fortified rice.
  • According to FSSAI, one kilogram of fortified rice is mixed with 50 kilograms of normal rice.
  • There is a deficiency of nutrients like Vitamin B6, B3 and Vitamin E at the time of polishing of rice in rice meal. For this, the government has decided to distribute fortified rice.
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