Government of India has decided to assist Nepal to launch the Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme (IDDCP) for goitre control across the country. GOI will provide 69 million rupees to control this disease, which causes swelling of the neck or larynx resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland.
The IDDCP was previously known as Goitre Control Programme and it was signed during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal. India has been supporting the goiter control programme of Nepal government since 1973.
India had so far provided Rs 686 million to the Salt Trading Corporation of Nepal for the control of Goitre and other iodine deficiency disorders.