Household-level food and nutrition insecurity and its determinants in eastern India

Parappurathu, S and Kumar, A and Bantilan, M C S and Joshi, P K (2019) Household-level food and nutrition insecurity and its determinants in eastern India. Current Science, 117 (1). pp. 71-79. ISSN 0011-3891

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Past studies have reported serious levels of food insecurity and under-nutrition existing in the eastern belt of India. This study specifically examined the food consumption pattern, levels of nutrition intake and nutrient intake gap of sample households in 12 villages of Eastern India based on data collected during the agricultural year 2011–12. The results point to serious levels of nutrient intake deficit in the sample villages, though with notable disparities in its level of incidence. Major socio-economic and demographic variables that determine the calorie deficit status of the households were identified, the knowledge of which is important while planning interventions.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Innovation Systems for the Drylands (ISD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Household food security, food policy, calorie intake, undernutrition, consumption, nutrients, sample households, eastern India, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Calorie and nutrient intake
Subjects: Others > Food and Nutrition
Others > Food Security
Others > India
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2019 08:40
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 07:46
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Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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