Completed 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 Gadchirolli 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

  • to understand the effect of fortified rice supplied through Public Distribution System (PDS)
  • to assess the change in the hemoglobin level of consumers receiving fortified rice and understand the attributable change due to fortified rice
  • to understand the operational feasibility of the program and
  • to identify the gaps or barrier in implementing the Rice Fortification Project.