Impact of Tribal Sub-Plan Project Interventions on the Household Food Security in Bihar, India

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Shridhar Patil
Ravindra Kumar Sohane
Ajoy Kumar Singh

Abstract

In India, Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) aims to bridge the gap between the Schedule Tribes (STs) and the general population with respect to all socio-economic development indicators in a time-bound manner.  Ensuring household food security is one such issue area covered under TSP. The present study was conducted in the year 2019 to assess the impact of Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) project interventions on the household food insecurity of tribal communities in the selected project area of Bihar. The ex-post-facto research design was adopted to assess the impact. Data was collected from a random sample of 120 project beneficiary households, drawn from a population of 1200 project beneficiary households, using semi-structured interview schedule. Findings of the study revealed that TSP project interventions have made significant impact on the household food security level among tribal communities. The major impact was observed on the diversity of food and its quality. However, sizeable impact was also observed on the households’ anxiety for food and the quantity of food consumption as well.

Keywords:
Household food security measurement, tribal sub plan, impact assessment.

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Patil, S., Kumar Sohane, R., & Kumar Singh, A. (2019). Impact of Tribal Sub-Plan Project Interventions on the Household Food Security in Bihar, India. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 38(6), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2019/v38i630418
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