Experts highlight positive impact of Fortified Rice on public health at IEC campaigns in 5 locations across 4 States: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand

In order to popularise and create awareness about the benefit of Fortified Rice specially in Tribal Areas of the country, the Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) is coordinating with Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Telangana Rajasthan, Kerala to organize workshops and seminars in the sensitive areas of tribal belts and districts that have population that are vulnerable to Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Anaemia.

So far, workshops/seminars have been organised in 5 locations across 4 States namely: Valsad in Gujarat, Nandurabar and Nashik in Maharashtra, Kanker in Chhattisgarh and East Singhbhum, Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.

The experts discussed the importance of Fortification and how it will boost nutritional requirements of the people of the country. In Nashik, Asst. Prof. (Dr) Hemangini Gandhi, MS University Vadodara. After that, Dr. Renuka Mainde, Convener NetProFan- Nagpur Chapter & Corporate Nutritionist made a presentation on fortified rice, its positive impact on public health and its linkages with Haemoglobinopathies.

Shri Vivek Shukla while summing up the discussions, laid emphasis on providing correct information to beneficiaries so that apprehensions can be allayed in time. The workshop was also covered by the local Media and was well attended by FPS dealers, especially dealers hailing from tribal areas of Nashik

In Nandurbar district, a presentation was made by Prof. (Dr.) Sirimavo Nair, Nodal Officer, Gujarat (NFSA Concurrent Evaluation D/o Food & PD-Govt. of India) made a presentation on fortified staples and its positive impact on public health. Presentations were also made by Dr Naresh Tayade, Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College, Amravati and Dr Narayan Bawa, Health officer, District Hospital, Nandurbar, Maharashtra on benefits of fortified rice and its linkages with Haemoglobinopathies. The presentations were followed by a Panel discussion and Q&A session by technical experts and officials from FCI and D/o Food & PD.

Fortification is the process of adding Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK), containing FSSAI prescribed micronutrients (Iron, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12) to normal Rice (Custom Milled Rice) in the ratio of 1:100 (Mixing 1 Kg of FRK with 100 Kg custom milled rice).

Fortified rice is nearly identical to traditional rice in aroma, taste, and texture. This process is done in the rice mills at the time of milling of rice.

Rice fortification ecosystem has been enhanced significantly on boarding rice millers, FRK manufacturers, industries and other stakeholders for production and supply of fortified rice to meet the target requirement. There are more than 9000 rice mills in the country which have installed blending infrastructure for production of fortified rice and their cumulative monthly production capacity is around 60 LMT which is increased by more than 4 times since last year.

Fortification of rice is found to be a cost-effective and complementary strategy to increase vitamin and mineral content in diets with low turnaround time (TAT) and a step towards nutritional security and helps in fighting anaemia and malnutrition in the country. This strategy is implemented in many geographies in the world.



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BYD to Highlight Battery-Electric Coach Lineup at UMA Motorcoach Expo

 BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, will showcase a wide range of innovative, battery-electric coaches at the 2022 United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Motorcoach Expo held now through Feb. 26 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Motorcoaches on display at the expo will include the 23-foot, 16-seat C6M, the 35-foot C8M and its double-deck variant the C8MS, the 40-foot C9M, and the 45-foot, 57-seat C10M.

“The C6M is perfect for comfortably and efficiently moving small groups of people while our larger models are ideal for public transit or for transporting employees, students, travelers, and tourists,” said Patrick Duan, BYD Senior Vice President, Operations. “These motorcoaches are powered by the safest, longest lasting battery in the industry. Additionally, our motorcoaches provide for significant operational cost savings over the lifetime of the vehicle.”

In addition to the array of motorcoaches, BYD will bring a large cadre of experts to answer questions and help customers find the right zero-emission solution and financing options. The BYD team and vehicles will be at Booth 543.

For more information about the UMA Motorcoach Expo, visit

Committed to American job creation, BYD employs hundreds of skilled workers at its manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California and at its North America headquarters in Los Angeles and at service hubs across the United States. BYD is the only battery-electric bus manufacturer that has both a unionized workforce and a Community Benefits Agreement, which sets goals for hiring veterans, single parents, second chance citizens, and others facing hurdles in obtaining manufacturing employment.

About BYD

The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD, the world’s leading electric vehicle company, is dedicated to creating a “total solution.” Globally, BYD has committed to corporate social responsibility, deeply monitoring our supply chain in terms of human rights, environmental safety, hazardous substance control and intellectual property rights. We only select suppliers who share our commitment to just labor practices, human rights standards and the environment.

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  • Transportation Highlight Beginner’s Guide for Temporary Email Address Generator

Nowadays, you might have a difficult time dealing with your e-mail address. From different online stores to social networks and from different websites that need this address for registration or simply to send you newsletters. The list is endless where all of them require an e-mail account. Instead of using your usual email, a fake email also known as a temporary email address is a perfect option for you.

So, how do a temporary e-mail address quickly without creating some new accounts on some websites? has answers for you. This is a third-party platform for windows software download. The portal shares the demo, trial, and freeware software versions on it. All these files come from software developer sites. Here, interested parties can get software solutions, part of them being a temporary email address.

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A temporary e-mail address is an email address created for use within a specified period, say of up to 60 days only. It is a great way to save money and improve the safety of your real email address. This is the email to use with spam, newsletter or mailings offers.

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