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Haryana decides to extend supply of fortified food to all PDS

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Chandigarh | Wednesday, Jul 18 2018 IST
With a view to giving momentum to food fortification in the state, the Haryana Government has decided to extend the supply of fortified food to all Public Distribution System (PDS) shops in Ambala and Karnal districts from September 1 thorugh HAFED.

This was disclosed by Mr Rajesh Khullar, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, at a meeting held on food fortification, including oil, milk, wheat and rice, by the Department of Food & Supplies, here today.

Giving details, a spokesman said under the ongoing pilot project, fortified chakki atta was being supplied in Barara and Naraingarh blocks of Ambala district. Now, it would be extended to all PDS shops in Ambala and Karnal, including Anganwadis of these districts.

In addition, HAFED would ensure fortification of mustard oil (Vitamin A and D) and supply it through PDS in a phased manner at the rate of 2 litres per month per family to the beneficiaries of Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Antyodya Anna Yojana (AAY). HAFED would also ensure distribution of fortified cottonseed and soyabean oil to Anganwaris in all districts by September 1.

In addition, the School Education Department would make it mandatory the purchase of fortified edible oil (whether mustard, soyabean or cottonseed) from HAFED retail stores. And HAFED would ensure that entire edible oil supply to its retail stores is only fortified with effect from November 1, 2018.

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