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) [9]

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  2. Johnson CPraveen DPope A, et al. Mean population salt consumption in India: a systematic review. J Hypertens.2017 Jan;35(1):3-9.
  3. 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 2013 accessed  on 7th June,2017.
  4. Nutrient requirements and recommended dietary allowances for Indians. A report of the expert group of the Indian Council of Medical research 2009. National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.