FOOD FORTIFICATION IN ICDS

As per the operational standards released by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India in October of 2016, it has been the vision to introduce food fortification in the safety net programs for strategic cost efficient as well as effective intervention to address the prevalent micronutrient deficiencies in the country.

  1. Haryana:
    • DFS Salt: Started DFS in the ICDS program since 2012 in all districts of Haryana catering to about 259062 Anganwadi centres via NSIC and are now looking at fortified wheat flour procurement through HAFED.
  2. Tripura:
    • DFS Salt:The state is providing DFS through PDS in ICDS Programme.
  3. Rajasthan:
    • Oil:From 1 July 2016, ONLY fortified edible oil is being sold the entire State of Rajasthan, on a voluntary / mandatory basis. Hence the open market procurement for ICDS is also done the same way.

Where is it gaining traction?

  1. Kerala: Rice FortificationPilot basis in two districts -Wayanad,PalakkadBeneficiaries -41,964 and Tonnage of Rice -800 MT /Annum
  2. Delhi Government: All commodities to be introduced in all safety net programmes
  3. Dadar & Nagar Haveli: fortification(Total Beneficiaries Covered - 2,49,000 and Total Tonnage of Rice - 11,280 MT/Annum)
  4. Chattisgarh: Rice fortification in all their safety net programmes
  5. Andhra Pradesh :Godavari District for rice fortification
  6. Haryana:Wheat, Rice, Salt and Oil in one district (Ambala) on pilot basis.