175 LMT of Fortified rice to be distributed till March 2023 in Phase II
375 LMT of Fortified rice to be distributed till March 2024 in Phase III
The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ms Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informed that in order to address anaemia and micro-nutrient deficiency in the country, Government of India approved Centrally Sponsored Pilot Scheme on “Fortification of Rice & its Distribution under Public Distribution System” for a period of 3 years beginning in 2019-20. Department of Food and Public Distribution in association with Ministry of Women & Child Development and Department of School Education & Literacy has started distribution of Fortified Rice under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and PM POSHAN across the country.
Action plan for Procurement of Fortified rice for distribution under ICDS/ PM POSHAN and other schemes is as below:
Phase I:- 35 LMT of Fortified rice to be distributed till March 2022 in ICDS+ PM POSHAN schemes.
Phase II:- 175 LMT of Fortified rice to be distributed till March 2023 in ICDS+ PM POSHAN +291 Aspirational & High Burden districts.
Phase III:- 375 LMT of Fortified rice to be distributed till March 2024 in entire TPDS and OWSs.
State wise target for procurement of fortified rice is:
|Sl. No.||State||Target for delivery of fortified rice during KMS 2021-22
(figures in LMT)
|For State’s own requirement||For supply to FCI (Raw fortified rice only)||Total target for the State|
|14||Jammu & Kashmir||0.00||0.00||0.00|