Nutrition and Rural Health Upper Narmada Basin

by Rai, B K

ISBN: 9789354617591
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Imprint : Associated Publishing Company
Year : 2024
Price : Rs. 6195.00
Biblio : ix+167p.,tbls.,figs.,bib., 23 cm

Author Profile

Dr. B.K. Rai is presently officiating the Science a& Technology Cell, Jagdal Pur, Bastar, M.P. He has previously joinded there as scientific officer in 1987. Dr.Rai postgraduated in 1982 in Geogrpahy and awarded Ph.D in Medical Geography in 1988 from Dr. H.S. Gaur University, Sagar, M.P. He was selected for the Young Scientist’s Award in 1987 by the M.P. Council of Science & Technology.

About The Book

Health is a basic requirement for the development of the society, and nutrition is the major component of human health. Adequate nutritious food and preventive health care are essential for good health. The book deals analytically the present pattern of nutrition, health status as well as health care facilities in the area with special reference to the rural section. <BR> The rural health is directly influenced by agriculture and living environment. Thus the relationship and impact of availability of foodstuffs and nutrition on rural health is critically examined in the present volume, in the field of medical geography. <BR> In the process of assessment of the nutritional status, a synthetic view of the geographic environment, agricultural conditions, the production and availability of foodstuffs is presented in the book. The assessment of nutrition is based on a diet survey in both urban and rural areas among different communities of upper Narmada Basin. The study provides a realistic status of the health conditions of the people. In the vicinity of rural environment, the factors responsible for various health hazards along with the occurrence, numbers and ranks of predominant diseases are critically examined and presented. <BR> The book will provide useful tips for researchers, regional planners and medical scientists.