Boost nutrition security

17 APR,2022 | MEDC


 

The government's decision to supply fortified rice across India is a welcome move to address nutrition security. Malnutrition affects the physical and mental health of children, resulting in a high incidence of stunting (low height) and wasting (low weight). The scheme to supply iron-fortified rice is expected to reduce stunting and wasting among Indian kids by 2%, and anaemia in girls and pregnant women by 9% a year. This will be a major step forward in producing a healthy population, which will have direct implications on economic growth. Agricultural scientists are also developing inherently nutrient-rich bio-fortified varieties of various crops by tweaking their genetic structure, via innovative combinations of traditional and modern plant-breeding techniques. That is the need of the hour, as it would be a practical and cost-effective step in boosting nutrition security and combatting undernourishment in India.

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