Nutritional status of anganawadi children: an assessment of government intervention in Mysore district of Karnataka, India.

Puttaraju and Uma, H. R. (2015) Nutritional status of anganawadi children: an assessment of government intervention in Mysore district of Karnataka, India. International Journal in Management and Social Science, 3 (5). ISSN 2321-1784

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Abstract

In general, both the improved socioeconomic condition and the wide coverage of health and nutrition programmes play an important role in determination of health and nutritional status of a community. Mysore district is considered as one of the most developed district of the state and recorded a significant decline in poverty from 2004-05 to 2009-10. But findings of the July2012 government mass survey indicted the huge amount of severe underweight among 0-6 years children in the district. This paper studies the effect of intensive nutrition supplement programme which is been implemented in July-2012 to improve the nutrition status of pre-school children0-6 years of age, pregnant and lactating women. Government has changed its course of action and working nature of Anganawadi centres in the state Nutritious food distribution to pregnant and lactating women started all over the state. Vigorous quantitative and qualitative monitoring and day to day observation of preschool children started in Anganawadi centres. It was decided to measure the weight of every child quite regularly and to record it properly. To study the effect of the programme on Anganawadi children, out of 2100 severe underweight children 250 children from all taluks of the district were selected and their changes in Weight is considered to measure the effect of the supplement programme. t-Test and ANOVA is used to test significance of the supplement programme The Paired t- test results show that there is significant difference in the weight of the children after the implementation of the programme. Since the p- value is 0.000 in the case of all taluks as against the set p- value of 0.025(two tailed). The anova result indicate that with the f value 1.143 and p value 0.247 as against 0.05, there is no significance difference in the effectiveness and effect of the supplement programme implemented in all taluks selected for the study.One year of government efforts has increased average weight of the children and brought down the severity of the underweight problem in Mysore District.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anganawadi and comprehensive and Malnutrition and Supplement and Underweight
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Economics
Divisions: PG Centre Mandya > Economics
Depositing User: Shrirekha N
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2019 10:00
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 10:11
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/4770

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