Ongoing Project

Catalyzing Edible Oil Fortification

Agency : The India Nutrition Initiative, TATA Trusts

Team Dr. P.R. Sodani, Krishan Kumar Yadav, Sadhish Kumar Jain, Kirti Agarwal

Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), is implementing the project titled “Promoting and Strengthening of Oil Fortification in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan with the support of the GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition). The main goal is to reduce the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies and micronutrient malnutrition in the State of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana by fortified Oil. The project intends to work closely with State Governments and industry partners to organise sensitization workshops, training and capacity building programs on fortification and engages for quality assurance mechanism according to notified gazette of FSSAI standards.

Objective/s of the Project:

1. Improving the availability of fortified oil through open market and public safety net programs.

2. To assess the competency of oil millers and other channel partners to fortify and provide edible oils.

3. To Build technical capacity of stakeholders in the Government and Oil channel partners on oil fortification.

4. To advocate for fortification of Edible oil with Vitamins A & D.

5. To support the Government and edible oil industry in creating awareness on Vitamin A & D deficiencies and edible oil fortification.

6. To Monitor the edible oil fortification process and assist with quality assurance and quality control.


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