Bhubaneswar, June 10 (LocalWire): The state government has now decided to test the quality of fortified rice before distributing it to the population.
The State Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department has now issued tenders for interested parties to set up labs in the state to test Fortified Rice Kernels and blended rice.
These commodities have now been planned to be distributed under the Public Distribution System (PDS).
The state government to combat the issue of health like anemia and nutritional deficiencies planned to introduce distribution of fortified rice under PDS in Malkangiri district under pilot project.
The government plans to expand the supply in other parts of the state after their experience in Malkangiri.