International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2016)

State of calories intake in Odisha and role of public policies


Dr. Rathi Kanta Kumbhar

The paper examines the trend and pattern of calories intake in Odisha. Data from different quinquennial rounds of National Sample Survey (NSS) are analyzed and it finds – at the aggregate level there is a significant improvement in calories intake by the people of Odisha since early 1970s. The disaggregated analysis also shown a better picture of Odisha compared to all India in this regards as far as calorie intakes are concerned, the poor of Odisha are in a better position than the poor of all India. Reviews of different public policies shows- a number of positive reforms have been implemented during that time both by the centre and by the state governments to improve the food and nutritional securities in the state, which might have been the reason of such improvement.
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