About the Books
I : Food Budgeting, Agricultural Production and
II : Government's Policies and Programmes
III : Protection, Safety and Consumer Education
need to know not only about what foods to choose and in what amounts to satisfy
our basic nutrient needs but also how to spend our money wisely on the purchase
of food items. The market cost of foods is dependent on the cost of production,
processing and distribution. We will earn about all these issues in the two
units of Block 1. In Unit I the focus is on food expenditure and food budgeting
while in Unit 2 we will study about the sources of foods namely land, animals
and water. Our concern is that we learn to appreciate the various sources of
food production and participate in small measure toward the production of food
through kitchen gardening.
Public Distribution System and the benefits extends to
the consumer with special reference to food prices are discussed in Unit 3.
Do We Spend our Food Money
Do We Plan for Growing out Food
Unit 4 the focus is on Governmental policies with regard to production of food
from land resources. The various subsidies extended by the Central and State
Governments to agricultural inputs and the programmes
for training farmers for better food production are also discussed.
Government's programmes related to the production of
food from animal and water resources are presented in Units 5 and 6. You will leam to appreciate the enormous efforts made and assistance
extended by the Central and State Governments towards the production of foods
such as eggs, fish, milk and other dairy products. In all these programmes, the Government has the consumers in view and
seeks to make these foods available to them at a reasonable cost and to protect
them from exploitation by business agencies.
Unit 7, the programmes of the Government to protect
vulnerable groups of women and children from nutritional deficiencies are
discussed. You will learn about different supplementary feeding programmes operative in the country.
Poultry and Pisciculture Programmes
can be deliberately adulterated by profit seeking businessmen causing health
hazards. We need not only to protect ourselves against such hazards but also
learn to prevent adulteration. In Units 8, 9 & 10 of this block you will
learn about adulteration and its dangers, about food laws and standards instituted
by the Government to prevent adulteration and promote quality food and about
agencies which can educate us to select quality foods and to participate in the
prevention of adulteration.
of Food Supplies
Adulteration and Precautions
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