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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 6 (2020)

Biofortification: A sustainable way for checking malnutrition to Iron and Zinc

Author(s):

Kanhaiya Lal, Sanju Kumari, Manish Raj and Kumari Suvidha

Abstract:
According to World Bank, India loses over $12 billion annually in GDP to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Iron deficiency is the sixth most serious problem for human health. In India alone, about 80% of the pregnant women, 52% of non-pregnant women, and 74% of children in the 6-35 months age group suffer from iron deficiency. About 52% of children below 5 year are zinc deficient. Malnutrition is a serious health issue in India, and to realize India free from malnutrition ‘‘Kuposhan Mukt Bharat’’ by 2022. Production of iron and zinc enriched food crops by biofortification has a great potential to combat this problem.

Pages: 380-386  |  1158 Views  469 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Kanhaiya Lal, Sanju Kumari, Manish Raj and Kumari Suvidha. Biofortification: A sustainable way for checking malnutrition to Iron and Zinc. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(6S):380-386.

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