government is bringing a new scheme for grain, a pilot project started in 15 states including Gujarat
As part of the process of making nutrition security practical in the country, the Department of Food and Public Distribution has implemented a centrally sponsored pilot project to make rice nutritious and distributed through the public distribution system. This pilot scheme has been approved for 3 years starting from 2019-20 and a total budget of Rs. 174.6 crore has been allocated for this. To implement this pilot scheme, 15 state governments have identified their own districts (one district per state). Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh are the five states that have already started distributing this nutritious rice in their respective districts.

A total budget of Rs 174.6 crore was allocated for this
The texture started distributing this nutritious rice in his district
Approved for 3 years starting from 2019-20
In this regard, Union Minister for Food and Consumer Affairs, Railways, Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a review meeting held on October 31 this year, emphasized on increasing the distribution of nutritious rice in the country.

This requires increasing the supply capacity of FRK in the country to about 1.3 lakh metric tonnes. If the supply of rice from all PDSs which is currently 350 lakh metric tonnes is to be replaced by the supply of nutritious rice, the industry will have to increase the continuity of supply to 3.5 lakh metric tonnes of FRK.

In addition, at this time the country gets about 28 000 rice. Which will have to be equipped with blending machines. So as to mix FRK into ordinary rice. The FCI said it would partner with rice mills located in different sectors to make the necessary investments in the matter. With this operational preparation from FCI, the procurement and supply of nutritious rice can be successfully increased in a phased manner from 2021-22.

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The scheme will be prepared by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Mid Day Meal (MDM) schemes for 2021-22. Special attention will be paid to the distribution of nutritious rice in 112 specially identified ambitious districts of the country. About 130 lakh metric tonnes of nutritious rice is required to cover these districts. At present its quantity is 15 thousand metric tons per year.