Department of Food and Public Distribution is working tirelessly to ensure that ‘Rice Fortification’ is implemented to combat malnutrition, anaemia, and micronutrient deficiencies.  A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has also been formulated and issued by the Department to ensure the smooth implementation of the entire program/to maintain the desired quality standards under the domestic supply chain. The SOP clearly narrates the level-wise role and responsibilities of various stakeholders involved in the ambitious scheme, from FRK manufacturing to its distribution to eligible beneficiaries, in order to maintain the desired quality standards of Fortified Rice Kernels and Fortified Rice. The department’s storage and research division also oversees finished product quality standards from procurement to distribution via various social security programmes, as well as self-declared quality certification from the end of FRK (Fortified Rice Kernels) manufacturers/millers, etc.

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