Health is of primary concern to all of us. So it is the primary concern of the government as well. Most of people fall sick in our country because either does not get enough food to eat or the little do they get is not nutritious.
Surveys conducted by the state nutrition and the national nutrition monitoring bureau have revealed that the protein calories malnutrition and deficiency diseases are prevalent in large section of the population. The most affected are young children, pregnant and lactating mothers.
Generally, the women belonging to the poorer section of the society do not get nutritious food. They give birth to week children. Some of them are already sick. Others fall because they do not get nutritious food.
There are certain categories of food and other vegetables containing vitamin A which are helpful to check blindness. If these things are used by the people, blindness can be avoided to a large extent.
The national institute of nutrition, Hyderabad, and the all India institute of Hygiene and public health, Calcutta are the principal organizations in India for nutrition research and training of nutrition workers.
From the above details it is clear that the problem of food nutrition is very grave in the country. If the population is allowed to grow speedily it will become still worst. We will have more unhealthy people. People will suffer and ultimately the development of the nation will suffer greatly.