Hon’ble Chief Minister – Gujarat, Shri. Vijay Rupani inaugurated a Food Research Laboratory at Forensic Science Laboratory, Gandhinagar on 4th January, 2018 to ensure that the grains and other edible food items are of the highest quality under the Public Distribution System. The Food Research Laboratory has been built at a cost of Rs.1 crore by the State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited and Forensic Science Laboratory.
Shri. Vijay Rupani said that it has been the government’s aim to provide quality grains, pulses, oil and other food items using standardized tests in the laboratory to 3.84 crore beneficiaries in more than 17,000 fair price shops across the state and 39 lakh children of 33,000 mid-day meal centres along with an approximate of 65 lakh children in 53 thousand Anganwadi centres.
The Hon’ble CM also expressed faith that the laboratory will help eliminate distribution of low quality food items to the needy. An MoU for a period of 10 years has been signed between Gujarat State Civil Supplies Corporation and Directorate of Forensic Science for developing this state of the art food research laboratory.