GOVERNMENT PARTNERS


Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

This is the administrative Ministry of FSSAI and the Indian Council for Medical Research. One of its key mandates is working towards addressing widespread malnutrition in the country.

Department of Food and Public Distribution

As part of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, the objective of this Department is to ensure food security for the country through timely and efficient procurement and distribution of food grains.

Ministry of Women and Child Development

A key programme of this Ministry is the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), which provides food, preschool education, and primary healthcare to children under 6 years of age and their mothers.

Department of School Education & Literacy

As part of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the objective of this Department is to improve quality and standards of school education and literacy. This Ministry provides nutritious food through the Mid-Day Meal Scheme.

Department of Health Research

As part of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, this Department oversees the Indian Council for Medical Research, which is important for research on food fortification.

Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion

As part of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, one of the key objectives of this Department is to promote and monitor industrial growth and performance, which is a key part of fortification of food, particularly, edible salt.

Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

As part of Ministry of Agriculture, this Department is responsible for matters relating to livestock and dairy development, Delhi Milk Scheme and the National Dairy Development Board, which is key for fortification of milk.

Ministry of Food Processing Industries

This Ministry is responsible for formulation and administration of the rules, regulations and laws relating to food processing, which is key for fortification of processed food.

Department of Biotechnology

As part of the Ministry of Science & Technology, this Department is responsible for large-scale use of biotechnology, research & development, which is key for indigenous technological support for food fortification.