Salt consumption in India is high. Recommended salt intake by WorldHealth Organization for Indians above 19 years is a maximum of 5g per day but the average daily salt consumption is about 10.98g i.e 119% of recommended value. Undivided Andhra Pradesh state tops the list for high salt intake with 42.3 g per day [1,2,3,4]
Recent Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for Indians by National Institute of Nutrition’s (NIN) 
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- Technical Working Group Meeting on Regional Action Plan and Targets for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases; Session I: Current situation and capacity in the South-East Asia Region to report on the global voluntary targets: Salt/sodium intake. Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 June 2013http://www.searo.who.int/entity/noncommunicable_diseases/events/ncd_twg_bangkok_salt_sodium_intake.pdf?ua=1 accessed on 7th June,2017.
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