Socioeconomic Disparity in Health of Rural Communities in the Himalayan Foothills: Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal
Introduction: People with lower education have been found to have poor health. Lack of schools and universities is linked to unemployment, self-service, counselling, nutrition, and other ailments. As a result, several hygiene-related disorders impact common people, especially children and young ladies.
Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this study was to contribute to socioeconomic research by determining the relationship between people and natural resources.
Locations: The research is concentrated in the hamlets of Mohorgon, Damra gram, Mirjungla, Dhukuria, Khoklong, and Laltong. This is the first time that the socioeconomic studies of the MWS lower area have been prioritised.
Methods: A mixed-methods strategy was used to collect primary data, including gathering background baseline information, arranging interviews with local communities, and conducting field observations. It also contains information on household expenditures, potentials, daily needs, and other topics.
Results and Conclusion: It provided information on the potential effects of a planned development project. Our report recommends that the Government closely look at the region’s current development status and potential future challenges and opportunities. Wages and living conditions rose as a consequence of the village economy. This article looks at the challenges that healthcare faces and various programmes that address socioeconomic factors. As a result of this research, more equitable development is possible.
How to cite this article:
Ghosh S, Nahar N, Dasgupta D, Sarkar B, Biswas P, Chakraborty R, Acharya CK, Jana SK, Madhu NR. Socioeconomic Disparity in Health of Rural Communities in the Himalayan Foothills: Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2022;11(2):41-50.
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