The Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Shri Rajiv Kumar met the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan atKrishiBhawan in New Delhi today. The Vice Chairman discussed the ongoing Rice Fortification Pilot Scheme and the various implementation issues with the Union Minister Shri Paswan and senior officials of the ministry. They also deliberated in depth on the various measures that can be taken to overcome these issues.
During the meeting it was decided that for effectively tackling the problem of Malnutrition in India, a roadmap will be charted out by the Department of Food and Public Distribution for taking the pilot scheme of Rice Fortification Pan India. For this, all State Government departments and other stakeholders shall be consulted to enhance cooperative federalism by fostering the involvement of State Governments in the economic policy-making process using a bottom-up approach.