New Delhi, Aug 23 : NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar met Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday and discussed the ongoing Rice Fortification Pilot Scheme and the various implementation issues.
They also deliberated in depth on the various measures that can be taken to overcome these issues. During the meeting, it was decided that for effectively tackling the problem of malnutrition in India, the roadmap will be charted out by the Department of Food and Public Distribution for taking the pilot scheme of Rice Fortification Pan India.
For this, all state government departments and other stakeholders will be consulted to enhance cooperative federalism by fostering the involvement of State Governments in the economic policy-making process using a bottom-up approach. (UNI)