This study is an attempt to generate some micro level information in respect of pattern of consumption of selected food items and the related food consumption parameters. The results showed that rural consumers consumed more rice and non-food items. Per capita consumption of food in general increased substantially with rise in per capita income. The difference between the poor and the rich in terms of nutrition intake was wider in urban than in rural area. The findings also revealed that the quantities consumed or expenditure on food-rain, potato and pulses did not increase much with rising income in both the areas. On the other hand. chances in income were found to have more impact on consumption of other commodities.