UN-WFP Director Applauds India’s PDS Program Covering 800 Million People

Speaking at the second edition of the mega Bharat Nutrition Week conclave, organized by the Integrated Health and Wellbeing (IHW) Council, Mr. Bishow Parajuli, director of UN World Food Programme (WFP) applauded the efforts of India’s Nutritional programs and initiatives. He also outlined the path ahead for better coverage.


Mr. Parajuli remarked on the efficient PDS (Public Distribution System) covering almost 800 million people and appreciated the doubled PDS efforts to avoid malnutrition challenges during the COVID-19. Further, he commended the mid-day meals scheme that feeds 100 million school children daily. Mr. Parajuli also talked about working together in promoting innovative practices, take-home ration for children, fortification of food, and capacity building in the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha.

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