12. For Four Rupees A Month

Dr. Aykroyd, Director of Nutrition Research at Coonoor, recently delivered an instructive lecture at Bangalore. From the lecture as published in the daily press it appears that a well-balanced diet need not cost more than Rs. 4/- per month. Thus the lecturer said that "the dietary requirements of an adult man per day were 16 oz. of soya bean, two oz. of arhardal, an oz. of jaggery, four oz., each of spinach and amaranth, an oz. each of potatoes and colacasia, 1.5 oz. of coconut oil and six oz. of buttermilk - all costing about two annas."

Harijan, 12-10-1935