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Since nutritional deficiency is the root cause of most ailments in the tribal population consisting of Korku, Gond and Gawali tribes, the Bhartiya Kushta Nivarak Sangh, an NGO working in 80 villages, also works in collaboration with the Rotary Club in creating awareness among the tribals about nutrition. The NGO, with Jayant Kothe as chief contact amongst those attending the camp as well as residents of near by villages in order to educate them about the disease and prevent it from being further passed to future generations.

Kothe, popularly called as Dadaji in both Melghat and Bastar where he works among tribals, says that although he is yet to compile the entire data, on an average, the sickle cell percentage is about 15-20% in Melghat area and 20-30% in Bastar belt, which has only predominantly the Korku and Gond tribes. […]

Tatawawadi said that in the last seven years, the NGO has been educating tribals about the nutritional needs and the kind of food items that will fulfill this from locally available materials.

Source: “NGO works to spread awareness about nutrition”, Times of India, Nagpur, 26 January 2011
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