TNSC took lead role and obtained the orders of the Government to include Iodised salt as an essential commodity in the Public Distribution System in the state at an affordable price. TNSC made a major breakthrough in improving the percentage consumption level of Iodised salt among the people below the poverty line the state by distributing the Iodised salt through the Public Distribution System (PDS). The Iodised salt had been made available throughout the State (including hilly regions) since 1998 onwards.
The deficiency of Iodine leads to various deceases like
Impair mental function
Retarded physical development
Deaf and mutism