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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:3, March, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(3): 2265-2275

An Economic Analysis of Changes in the Per Capita Nutrient Intake and Nutritional Inadequacy in Tamil Nadu, India
P.Naveen Kumar*, K. Thomas Felix and D. David Rajasekar
Department of Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641003, India
*Corresponding author

Food is very essential for our existence in planet earth and food nourishes the body. Proper nutrition may mean the provision of all the essential nutrients required for healthy functioning of the body through diet. The present study is undertaken to examine the changes in the per capita daily dietary nutrient intake and level of nutritional inadequacy across different socio-economic classes in Tamil Nadu over years. Secondary data was collected from NSSO household consumer expenditure survey from 61st round to 68th rounds. The study revealed that nutrient gap got widened in the case of nutrients such as carbohydrate, protein, calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 vitamin B6 and vitamin C and the intake exceeded the RDA in vitamin C and phosphorus in both rural and urban households over years. Many efforts were made on the part of Department of Health and Family Welfare to create awareness on the importance of major and minor nutrients, minerals, vitamins and the production, popularization and distribution of the food preparations containing all these nutrients have become the need of the hour and the allocation of required resources towards the creation of awareness and supply of nutrient rich food preparation should be undertaken in all the districts of Tamil Nadu, India.

Keywords: Per capita  nutrient intake, NSSO, RDA, Households, and Tamil Nadu.

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Naveen Kumar, P., K. Thomas Felix and David Rajasekar, D. 2017. An Economic Analysis of Changes in the Per Capita Nutrient Intake and Nutritional Inadequacy in Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 2265-2275. doi:
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