National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Program (NIDDCP)

 
Supply of Iodised Salt Under Public Distribution System (PDS)
In order to provide access of iodised salt to BPL Population, efforts have been taken by Salt Commissionerate in coordination with State Food & Civil Supplies Commissionerates in various states to distribute iodised salt under Public Distribution System (PDS) at reasonable rates.  Because of the initiatives taken by the Salt Commissionerate, now iodised salt finds place in the PDS outlets in the following states:
  • Chhatisgarh Government is supplying iodised salt under Public Distribution System.
  • Gujarat Government is supplying Refined iodised salt at 1.00 Rs. per kg     to population.
  • Rajasthan Government has taken up the scheme of distribution of Refined iodised salt through Fair Price Shop..
  • Andhra Pradesh Government has taken all out efforts for distribution of iodised salt under PDS throughout the state.  Refined Iodised Salt is sold at   Rs.5.00 per kg.
  • Karnataka Government is distributing Refined iodised salt at    Rs.6.00 per kg and Non-refined at Rs. 8.00 per kg.
  • Refined Iodised salt is sold at   Rs. 6.50 per kg and Non-Refined at Rs. 3.50 per kg to BPL population under  PDS in Tamilnadu
  • Himachal Pradesh Government is distributing Refined Iodised Salt at Rs. 4.00 per kg.
 

    Besides the above States, iodised salt is sold under PDS in Sikkim, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh (where 100 percent Transport Subsidy is provided) Orissa, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Assam.

Our objective is to provide access of iodised salt to the entire BPL population in the Country and therefore it is requested necessary steps may be taken for distribution of iodised salt under PDS at subsidized rate/affordable rates in all the States/UTs in the country.  The requirement of iodised salt at the rate of   5 kg per person per annum for BPL population at the first instance may be worked out and provision of subsidy may also be considered.  Iodised salt can be procured from all salt manufacturing states like Gujarat, Tamil nadu, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.  For any assistance in this regard for identifying iodised salt suppliers, this office may be contacted.  This office will also explore feasibility of providing subsidy in the form of potassium iodate for PDS supply through international agencies, once a decision is taken by your State Government.   This would facilitate supply of iodised salt under PDS at an affordable rate to BPL population.

SUPPLY OF IODISED SALT THROUGH PDS/FPS

S.No

Name of the State

Price per Kg at which Sold (Rs)

Variety of Iodised Salt

1

Andhra Pradesh

5.00

Refined

2

Sikkim

N.A.

3

Karnataka

6.00

Non-Refined

8.00

Refined

4

Tripura

Non-Refined

5

Arunachal Pradesh

N.A.

6

Gujarat

1.00 (Subsidised)

Refined

7

Odisha

N.A.

8

Himachal Pradesh

4.00

Refined

9

Haryana

N.A.

10

Chhattisgarh

Free Supply

Non-refined

3

Assam

7.50

Non-Refined

10.00

Refined

3

Tamil Nadu

3.50

Non-Refined

6.50

Refined

13

Rajasthan

6.00

Refined

14

Jharkhand

N.A.

15

Uttar Pradesh

10.00

Refined

16

Madhya Pradesh

1.00 (Subsidised)

Refined

17

Bihar

8.00

Refined

18

Kerala

8.50

Non-Refined

10.00

Refined

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