Indian Government Approves Distribution of Biofortified Rice

The Indian government has taken a step toward sustainability by approving the distribution of biofortified rice to the general population. The rice is infused with iron, folic acid, and vitamin B12. This will improve the health of millions of people who are undernourished. According to India’s own food banking network, the country has 189.2 million people who suffer from malnutrition. 51.4% of women aged 15-49 are anemic and 20% of children are underweight. Rich is a staple of the Indian diet; the consumption of rice per capita is 6.8kg per month. Therefore, the grain is an ideal choice for biofortification and centralized distribution.

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Government Has Approved Supply of Fortified Rice Till 2024: Read On To Find Out What Is It? (ndtv.com)

Hunger in India | India FoodBanking Network

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