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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 1120-1128
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.133


Assessment of Nutritional Requirement for Food Security in Tropical Islands of India
B.K. Nanda1*, N. Sahoo2 and B. Panigrahi2
1(Ag Engg), ICAR-KVK, Port Blair, India
2Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, CAET, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The annual food requirement for the projected population for the year 2021 for the tropical South Andaman group of islands was estimated as per guidelines of recommended dietary allowance (RDA). The values suggested are the requirement of 73,750 tonnes of cereals, 16,506 tonnes of pulses, 14,176 tonnes of oil seeds and 54,499 tonnes of vegetables and tubers. The present cropping pattern of the district has a cultivated area of 271.1 ha for cereals (216.1 ha for rice and 55.0 ha for maize), 14.2 ha for pulses (7.2, 6.5 and 0.5 ha for green gram, black gram and arhar respectively), 2.0 ha for oilseeds (1.2 ha for ground nut and 0.8 ha for mustard) and 1460.5 ha for vegetables and tubers (1317.0, 51.5, 46.0, 26.5 and 19.5 ha for vegetables, ginger, sweet potato, tapioca and turmeric respectively) with a total field crop area of 1747.8 ha. As per the present crop productivity and production in these islands, it is nearly impossible to meet the nutritional requirement of the projected population in the year 2021. These informations will help the planners and other stakeholders to have a viable strategy for effective crop planning with judicious use of available land and water resources to achieve food security in these tropical islands.


Keywords: Food security, Nutritional requirement, Recommended dietary allowances, Tropical islands
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Nanda, B. K., N. Sahoo and Panigrahi, B. 2020. Assessment of Nutritional Requirement for Food Security in Tropical Islands of India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 1120-1128. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.133