Draft of food nutrition policy ready, says Himachal CM

Tribune News Service

Shimla, September 1

The draft of the food and nutrition policy has been prepared and will be uploaded on the website of the HP State Food Commission so that all stakeholders can be sensitised and their feedback can be obtained, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while launching the website here today.

On the first foundation day of the commission, he said that the main objective of the website was to spread awareness about right to food in Himachal. He added that the government had taken various steps to address the problems of malnutrition and anaemia, particularly amongst children and women, in the state.

He said that an integrated and comprehensive food policy would help in directing Himachal on the path of a healthy state. He added that the government was ensuring that every eligible citizen gets the benefits of various schemes such as the public distribution system (PDS), mid-day meal, integrated child development services and the Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana.

Thakur said the government was also providing fortified wheat flour and rice to the consumers of the PDS to add nutritional value.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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