Hyderabad: Given its nutritional values and benefits, Telangana Foods’ Balamrutham continues to be supplied in different districts of Andhra Pradesh.
Balamrutham is a baby food prepared of wheat, chana dal, milk powder, oil and sugar and provides 50 per cent of much needed iron, calcium, vitamins and other recommended dietary allowance that children require per day as Recommended Dietary Allowance as per the Central government norms. It is supplied to children aged between seven months and three years.
Every month, Telangana Foods supplies about 4,000 metric tonnes of Balamrutham to different districts in Andhra Pradesh. Save for a couple of years during State bifurcation, supply has been continuing regularly since then, said a senior official from Telangana Foods.
Even for the current financial year, the AP Government has placed its indent for supply 4,000 metric tonnes a month. It is supplied to 257 Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) centres in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh, the official said.
Considering its benefits, Telangana Foods ensured regular supply even during lockdown imposed due to covid pandemic last year. In fact, Telangana Foods is now hiring a new transport agency for supplying Balamrutham to different districts in Andhra Pradesh, the official explained.
In Telangana, Women Development and Child Welfare department supplies around 2,500 metric tonnes of Balamrutham every month in the State. This quantity is supplied to over 15 lakh beneficiaries through different ICDS centres in the State, the official informed.
Given the demand, Telangana Foods is now working on to increase the production capacity of its plant at Nacharam in the city. At present, the plant produces nearly 200 metric tonnes a day and a second plant is being set up with a production capacity of 100 metric tonnes a day at the existing plant premises.
“There are few technical issues and they will be sorted soon. Hopefully, by next year operations will commence at the new plant,” the official added.
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