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Tata Trust, BPCL to distribute fortified rice in Gadchiroli

DNMUM441221 | 8/15/2019 | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :319



In a serious bid to tackle Anemia, which is a serious health challenge prevalent in children, girls and pregnant women, the Maharashtra government will distribute fortified rice jointly with the Tata Trust and Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) through public distribution system in all the 12 talukas of Naxal affected Gadchiroli district in the Vidarbha region. Tata Trust, which had entered into MoU with the Gadchiroli district collector in June last year, had already launched distribution of fortified rice in Kurkheda and Bhamragad talukas.
In view of Tata Trust’s experience, the state government has decided to cover the remaining 10 talukas in which Tata Trust and BPCL will distribute fortified rice for a year. Currently, 25,160 beneficiaries a
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