In the last few decades understanding the nature of interrelationship between income, poverty and calorie intake is an interesting topic to debate on. In this present study, it is trying to find out how per capita daily income determines the per capita calorie intake in Birbhum district. Though the average per capita calorie intake in Birbhum district has increased from 1371.68 Kcal (2008) to 1816.52 Kcal (2018) and still it is below the standard level. A deficit of requiring nutrients exposes human health towards vulnerability. The data analysis reveals a positive correlation that exists between daily per capita Kcal intake and per capita daily income in the study area with the regression value of 0.256. An association of policymakers, governmental and non-governmental agencies, employment generation programs, agricultural development, and awareness campaigns could play a significant role in alleviating poverty through appropriate programmes.
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Gopal Chandra Debnath. Spatial pattern of calorie intake based on income and poverty in Birbhum, W.B. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2020; 11(3):229-237. doi: 10.5958/2321-5828.2020.00037.6
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