Ongoing Project

Rice Fortification Pilot Study in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra-Baseline & Endline Evaluation

Agency : Sir Dorabji Tata Trust

Team SP Chattopadhyay, D.K. Mangal & Sunita Nigam

Tata Trusts propose to demonstrate a reduction in anemia and other micronutrient deficiencies in all the blocks of Gadchiroli district through a rigorous impact evaluation of an intervention aimed at providing micronutrient fortified rice through the public distribution system (PDS) of Maharashtra.

The major objectives of the project are 1) to understand the effect of fortified rice supplied through Public Distribution System (PDS) 2)to assess the change in the hemoglobin level of consumers receiving fortified rice and understand the attributable change due to fortified rice  3) to understand the operational feasibility of the program and 4)to identify the gaps or barrier in implementing the Rice Fortification Project.