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Fardousi Hassina Barbhuiya, Dr. Avijit Debnath

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1Fardousi Hassina Barbhuiya, 2Dr. Avijit Debnath
1. PhD Research Scholar, Economics Department, Assam University, Silchar, India.
2. Asstt. Professor, Department of Economics, Assam university, Silchar, India.

Barbhuiya, Fardousi Hassina, and Dr. Avijit Debnath. "THE TRIPLE ISSUES: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; WORKFORCE; NUTRITION IN DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 1596-1604, Accessed Mar. 2019.
Barbhuiya, F., & Debnath, D. (2019, March). THE TRIPLE ISSUES: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; WORKFORCE; NUTRITION IN DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(3), 1596-1604. Retrieved from
Barbhuiya, Fardousi Hassina, and Dr. Avijit Debnath. "THE TRIPLE ISSUES: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; WORKFORCE; NUTRITION IN DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 3 (March 2019), 1596-1604. Accessed March, 2019.

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The working status and the level of physical activity performed by the female population largely impact their nutritional outcome. Physical activity, work force, and nutrition are the three burning issues that affect the development activities of any region. The present study is an attempt to understand nutritional status of women and their involvement in physical activity and contribution in work force sector in both rural and urban areas of Hailakandi district of Assam. The rural and urban areas are selected from the three development blocks of Hailakandi district viz., Hailakandi development blocks, Algapur development block, and Lala development block. 10% of the total households are selected as a representative sample from each of these development blocks by using purposive sampling technique. The total sampled women are 1291 out of 529 households which is carried out on the basis of primary survey. The results states that the women performing low physical activities(P.A) in rural areas holds BMI status as: 56.89% normal Nutritional status (N.S), 31.89% over-weight N.S and 11.2% under-weight N.S. while in urban areas, the data reveals 58.67% normal N.S, 26.85% over-weight N.S and 14.46% underweight N.S. The data on moderate P.A performed by women in rural areas reports 57.25% normal N.S, 24.8% over-weight N.S and 17.93% under-weight N.S. While, in urban areas, it reveals 67% normal N.S, 23.85% over-weight N.S and 9.13% under-weight N.S. The study also reports there is marginal difference in rural-urban non-working women attaining normal N.S. But the case of working women (WW) reports a huge difference in rural-urban WW attaining normal N.S. In rural areas, over-weight NW is 22.46% and WW is 33.74%. While in urban areas, overweight NW is 28.02% and WW is 32.25%. The study found under-weight NW is 13.91% in rural areas and WW is 19.34% in urban areas; 9.73% NW in urban and 12.9% WW in rural areas respectively. The study reveals that most of the sampled women are involved in moderate PA, whose N.S is normal (BMI ranges >18.5?25). The overall female work-force participation is not satisfactory but most of these working women attain normal N.S.