Study on comparative nutritional status among tribal& non-tribal school students under mid-day-meal scheme of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, India
Swapna Biswas, Arunasis Goswami, SM Nanda, Bipasha Paul and Sukanta Biswas
The Mid-day Meal scheme was introduced to provide lunch free of cost to all school going children in all working days, proving to be the world’s largest feeding program in India. a comparative study was conducted to reveal the Comparative Nutritional status among Tribal & Non-Tribal School Students under Mid-Day-Meal program in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal, India. A total sample population was taken from Belda and Dantan block of the district, from where 120 sample collected from tribal high school(class V-VIII) & 120 sample collected from Non-tribal high school(class V-VIII) in Paschim Medinipur district in of West Bengal. Data was collected using pre tested, semi-structured interview schedule. Collected and tabulated data was analysed in terms of percentage, analysis for better interpretation and conclusion. The study clearly indicated that improvement of health, hygiene and nutritional status of the respondents, will be helpful for the policy makers to address these issues for better educational as well socio-economic upliftment of the concerned tribal and general or Non-tribal students of the state West Bengal, India.
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Swapna Biswas, Arunasis Goswami, SM Nanda, Bipasha Paul and Sukanta Biswas. Study on comparative nutritional status among tribal& non-tribal school students under mid-day-meal scheme of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 1950-1954.