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LABORATORY FOR FOOD GRAIN SAMPLES    

22nd November, 2021 Agriculture

     

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Context

  • Food Corporation of India (FCI) under Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) has developed India's first state-of-art laboratory for in house testing of food grain samples in Gurugram.

 

About

  • Now food grains to be issued from FCI depots under various welfare schemes of the Government of India will be checked in-house for pesticide residues, Mycotoxin, Uric acid and fortification level of vitamins to ensure the food grain safety and nutritional security of the consumers.
  • The laboratory has been set up under the able guidance of the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru in Karnataka.

 

Trivia

  • The Food Corporation of India (FCI) is a statutory corporation created and run by the Government of India.
  • It is under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government formed by the enactment of Food Corporation Act, 1964 by the Parliament of India.
  • It was set up in 1965 with its initial headquarters at Chennai. Later this was moved to New Delhi.

 

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