India State DFS Interventions in the Public Sector and Estimated Population Coveragea

StateDelivery PlatformCoverageQuantity Procured (in MTs in 2018)Estimated Coverageb Over 1 Year (Calculated 10 g/day/person)Estimated Population Coverage (%)


(January 2020)

Andhra PradeshICDS, PDSEntire state8,0802,213,6994On hold
TelanganaPDSEntire stateNA Ongoing
JharkhandPDSEntire state32,0008,767,12323On hold
Tamil NaducICDS, MDM (channeled through PDS)Entire state2,600712,3291Ongoing
Uttar PradeshPDS10 districts60,00016,438,3567On hold
Madhya PradeshPDS89 tribal blocks across 20 districts50,00013,698,63016Ongoing
GujaratICDSEntire state26,5007,260,27411Ongoing
India (Total)1,79,180d49,090,4114e
  • Abbreviations: DFS, double fortified salt; ICDS, Integrated Child Development Services Scheme; MDM, mid-day meal; MT, metric ton; NA, not applicable; PDS, public distribution system.

  • aData as reported by partner organizations.

  • bDoes not suggest actual utilization.

  • cUsed ferrous sulfate DFS formulation.

  • d3% of annual edible salt consumption of 6 million.

  • eBased on a population of 1.38 billion.