Fortified flour supply being ensured in AJK

ISLAMABAD: Mandatory fortified atta (flour) with nutrients and minerals will probably be ensured in Azad Kashmir, said Raja Muhammad Abbass, Secretary Food AJK.
According to a press free up, he used to be talking whilst chairing growth evaluate assembly on Wheat Flour Fortification challenge. He additional stated more than 50% of girls and 62% of youngsters are anemic because of iron deficiency in AJK. “Under-nutrition and particularly micronutrient deficiency� is a vital drawback and at nationwide degree those deficiencies translate into decreased financial productiveness, greater expenditure on well being products and services and a lack of 2-Three% of GDP, he stated.
Appreciating WFP and NI for extending their technical and fiscal help for the a success implementation of challenge, he reiterated meals departments dedication for decreasing anemia occurrence in their inhabitants.
Dr Baseer Achakzai, Secretary National Fortification Alliance (NFA), Chaudhry Kabir Hussain, Director Food, District and Divisional Officers of AJ&Okay Food Department, Dr Masood Abbasi, Nutrition Oficer UN-WFP and Dr Ahsanullah Khan, National Program Manager Nutrition International, attended the assembly.
Dr Achakzai liked the efforts of AJ&Okay Food Department for taking the masures for longer term sustainability of the venture. On behalf of NFA, he confident his full cooperation for technical give a boost to and coordination amongst stakeholders.
Dr Masood Abbasi confident the meals division in their steady fortify and emphasized fortification undertaking in AJK is exemplary. During the assembly, growth of the venture, sustainability measures taken by AJ&Okay Food Department and position of Food Authority just lately established in AJ&Okay used to be additionally mentioned in element.

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