Food safety regulator FSSAI has been assigned to come up with standards for fortification of foodgrains which will add to their nutrient value, an official said today.
Food, Health and various other ministries have assigned the mandate to Food Safety and Standards Authority ofIndia (FSSAI) to come up with standards for fortification of foodgrains such as wheat flour and rice which will add to the nutrient value of food intake, said Subhasish Panda, Joint Secretary in the Department of Food.
Besides this, the government has floated tenders for construction of silos of 1.3 million tonnes capacity for storage of grains.
“The government has urged the industry to participate in recently floated tender process for construction of steel silos with capacity of 1.3 million tonnes (MT) of wheat storage,” Panda said while speaking at a summit on ‘Food grains storage in India’ organised by Assocham.
He said the government is trying to address every aspect of food supply chain, particularly issues related to storage, transportation and distribution to the beneficiaries.
He said the government has more than 80 million tonnes of storage capacity in partnership with states.