International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 9, Part F (2020)
Level of consumption of nutrients among tribal population in Satpuda Mountain region of Jalgaon district (MS)
Life cannot be sustained without adequate nourishment. Malnutrition is one of India’s most serious and persistent problems. While nutrition outcomes across India are poor, they are typically worse in the regions which are known as tribal and backward areas. Tribal communities are isolated from general population and are socially and economically disadvantaged. A general feature of the tribal population of the country is their exclusive geographical habitat. In view of their habitat and dietary habits, they often distinguish themselves from other population groups. The tribal populations are at risk of under nutrition because of their dependence on primitive agricultural practices and uncertainty of food supply. Therefore in the present paper an attempt has been made to evaluate and assess the consumption level of various nutrients and correlate with the RDA recommended by ICMR. To evaluate the consumption level primary data of food habit has been collected through household survey. Collected data has been analyzed and nutritive values have been calculated for the study region. Majority of the population depend on cereals to meet their nutrient requirement. Level of consumption of nutrients among the tribal population found low to the standard requirement of RDA.
How to cite this article:
Prakash D Patil. Level of consumption of nutrients among tribal population in Satpuda Mountain region of Jalgaon district (MS). Int J Appl Res 2020;6(9):415-418.