In the lurch

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K.K. Mustafah

A baby rests while his parents work in a brick kiln at Elavalli in Thrissur district. According to a recent study, micro-nutrient deficiencies among children of different age groups is widespread in Kerala. Prevalence of anaemia among children under 3 years is 33.7 per cent while 40.7 per cent are underweight, 30 per cent stunted and 33.8 per cent wasted.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated April 16, 2005)
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