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76.3 per cent of households consume adequate iodised salt: Survey

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHASHI BHUSHAN
Published : Sep 10, 2019, 2:36 am IST
Updated : Sep 10, 2019, 2:36 am IST

The survey, carried out with support of government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada, was conducted across all 29 states and seven UT’s.

The survey, ‘India Iodine Survey 2018-19’, conducted in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Association for Indian Coalition for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD), has shown that these households consume salt with more than or equal to 15 parts per million (ppm) of iodine.
 The survey, ‘India Iodine Survey 2018-19’, conducted in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Association for Indian Coalition for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD), has shown that these households consume salt with more than or equal to 15 parts per million (ppm) of iodine.

New Delhi: A recent survey shows that 76.3 per cent of households consume adequate iodised salt across the country. The survey, ‘India Iodine Survey 2018-19’, conducted in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Association for Indian Coalition for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD), has shown that these households consume salt with more than or equal to 15 parts per million (ppm) of iodine.

The results signify the progress made by India towards Universal Salt Iodisation (USI) which has a target of reaching 90 per cent of the population with adequately iodised salt. The results were released by member (health and nutrition), Niti Aayog, Dr Vinod Paul along with president ICCIDD Dr Chandrakant S. Pandav and others. The survey, carried out with support of government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada, was conducted across all 29 states and seven UT’s.

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