Mizoram Chief Secretary on Wednesday launched the statewide Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation Scheme (WIFS) for youth, an official statement said.
The main objective of the WIFS was reduction of anaemia. There were 56 per cent young females and 30.2 per cent males suffering from anaemia in the country, the statement said.
All students of upper primary to higher secondary schools, including government-aided schools and dropouts would be provided the iron tablets every week under the programme through anganwadis.
They would also be provided Albendazole, an anti-worm drug in February and August annually, the statement said, adding that Mizoram was the first north eastern state to launch the programme.