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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

Impact Factor: RJIF 5.43

ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2016, Vol. 1, Issue 1
Malnutrition- The biggest threat for future Indian population
Author(s): Suprakash Pradhan
Abstract:
India is a democratic republic with a federal structure consisting of 28 states and seven union territories and (lower) middle-income country by the World Bank in 2012. India, second most populated country in the world with an estimated 129,5 8,12,351 people (11-07-2015: World Population Day). Food problem of people is a very universal fact in our country. Food problem does not mean unavailability of food but lack of proper nutritious food and their poverty level.
283 total populations vary in 45 families, number of members 6.28 or 6 and more in each family. As per BMI result person belongs in 29 normal, mild thinness 92, moderate thinness 27, pre-obese 72, obese 41 and obese grade-III 22 category. Normal percentage is 10.25% and malnutrition percentage is 89.75%.
Productive asset lessens remunerative joblessness and social and gender injustice and inequalities are the major causes of this malady, besides destitution, illness, disability, old age, widowhood etc. Another equally important cause is inefficient and ineffective implementation of, and huge leakage in, government’s schemes meant to overcome hunger and malnutrition. Besides, low level of awareness about dos and don’ts of balanced food, health and hygiene.
Pages: 53-54  |  984 Views  21 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Suprakash Pradhan. Malnutrition- The biggest threat for future Indian population. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2016; 1(1): 53-54.
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