ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Inter-Regional Variation in Calorie Intake

P G K Panikar The National Sample Survey Organisation has recently published estimates of calorie intake for 1971-72 and 1973-74 based on the results of the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-eighth Rounds of the NSS. According to these estimates, the per capita intake of calories in 1971-72 for the country as a whole was considerably lower than the level in 1961-62; though the national average registered some increase by 1973-74, it was still much below the level in 1961-62. The extent of decline in calorie intake has however varied significantly between different regions.

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