Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 356-364 Oct - Dec 2013

 

SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL AND HEALTH STATUS OF PEOPLE OF SHIVPURI, MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA TOWARDS HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

 

Mishra Anand Kumar*1 and Arya Mohit2

1. Department of Zoology, Govt. P.G. College, Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)
2. Department of Zoology, Govt. K.R.G. P.G. College, Gwalior (INDIA)

 

Received on : August 05, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present work is aimed at assessing the Socio-ecological conditions of people of Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh, India and their awareness about healthy environment. Study was undertaken in 39 wards of Shivpuri. It recalls the actual picture of water quality consumed by the people. It also reveals the nature of water borne diseases prevailed in this area. The present study was made with the help of a predesigned set of questionnaire based on the N.C.A.E.R. New Delhi related to various factors influencing the domestic water use and health status. The ground zero data was collected from houseto- house survey of the specific area. Total 12 socio-ecological and health parameters were studied and analyzed. The study reveals that the literacy level is poor which contributes in poor hygienic practices. Typhoid and jaundice were prevalent in seven wards. Maximum cases of typhoid and jaundice were noted in the area near the nala. Maximum percentage of malaria was observed in six wards which are situated near Jadhav Sagar Lake, near Gujar Tall and nala, where mosquito breed profusely. Amoebiasis was also very common. Open field defecation is a major factor for poor health of the people. The paper suggests some measures for improvement of the health related conditions.

 

Keywords : Socio-ecological status, Water, Human health, Diseases, Shivpuri, Hygienic conditions

 

 

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