Soil Health, Plant Health, and Human Health
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To review available studies of soil nutrient profiles in different parts of the country and match them with available health information for the same sites. • Review the available literature on the contribution of different nutrients derived from various foods (crops and crop varieties, livestock breeds, and their products) and their role in causing or exacerbating or suppressing the adverse effects on health. • To develop protocol for measuring soil, crop, and human health parameters such that the relationship can be established in a statistically significant manner. • To take up a pilot study for systematic benchmarking of soil, crop nutrient profiles, and match it with the human nutritional levels in different parts of the country. • To take up visits to certain sites known for significantly higher level of certain chronic diseases to develop case studies of the relationships under study. • To convene a focus group discussion of eminent scientists to critique the findings of the study and suggest follow-up measures.
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Dholakia, Ravindra H.; Iyengar, S. (Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd, 2016)The health performance of Gujarat viewed in terms of the Human Development Index (HDI) portrays it as a medium performer in the country. However, the index of health component for Gujarat is found to be positively contributing ...
Dholakia, Archana; Dholakia, Ravindra H. (Oxford University Press, 2015)The chapter discusses the performance of Gujarat in health outcomes, health output, and health-related inputs of infrastructure and manpower along with recent policy changes. It also highlights the problem of meeting the ...
Climate change, air pollution and public health in India: impact assessment and adaptation strategies Dholakia, Hem H. (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2014)Climate change has brought into sharp focus two key environmental health concerns for Indian cities - outdoor air pollution and climate change related temperature extremes. This research explores exposure-response relationships ...