Economics of Dietary Pattern of Farming Community in the South Konkan Region of Maharashtra
Good health and sound manpower base are needed for agricultural growth. The availability of adequate and balanced diet hold key to all economic developments through its effect on growth and efficiency of human being. In India, one-fourth of the population is unable to get enough food to satisfy its calorie needs. The main problem of undernutrition and malnutrition is particulariy severe in third world countries including India. The main reason for this problem is of course inadequate income. The poor classes who contribute about two-fifth of the population are unable even to buy enough cereals, not to speak of protective foods.
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