Rajasthan has achieved the distinction of the second state in the country after Gujarat to accomplish full voluntary fortification of edible oil. At present only fortified salt is sold in the state. Principal secretary in the food and civil Supplies department Dr Subodh Agarwal said now only fortified edible oil is sold in the state. Fortification of edible oil with vitamin A and D is considered as significant step in the fight against malnutrition.
He said 183 edible oil mills and repackers have started selling fortified oil in the state.Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had made the announcement in her budget speech of 2015-16 for a complete switch over to edible oil fortification to fight against vitamin A and D deficiency prevalent in the state especially among the rural population.
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