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Development Schemes By Government :The Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme: An Account For Girls !

Child marriage is still a widespread practice in India, even though it was prohibited in 2006 with The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act . One of the main reasons why child marriage still occurs is that it is a social costume and therefore it is difficult to eradicate with a law. Another important reason is that other alternatives such as education are not easily accessible for children from marginal groups. A study has been carried out in New Delhi in 2008 regarding dropout cases in slum schools. It has been found that 57,6% of the children who dropped out school (in most cases in  Grade IX) were girls. The reasons of the drop-out are often related mainly to the financial constraint of the family. Families from marginal groups find difficult to pay school fees and other costs. In addition, the distance and not-so-safe road to reach the school has been addressed as one of the main reasons that leads girls to drop out. In fact, secondary schools are usually far away and girls claimed

ANAEMIA: more than half of Indian women suffer from it

As stated by the World Health Organization “anaemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or their oxygen-carrying capacity is insufficient to meet physiologic needs, which vary by age, sex, altitude, smoking, and pregnancy status”. Iron deficiency is one the most common causes of this disease, since it is fundamental in the formation of haemoglobin that composes blood red cells and which is responsible of carry the oxygen through the body. It is no accident that iron-deficiency anaemia is the most common type of this health issue. Moreover, it can affect the immune system, endangering the body defences, by exposing them to the risk of contracting infections.                                                                                                                                 Iron deficiency is usually caused by a lack of the substance in the diet, which is contained in some veg and non veg food, such as: meat and fish, eggs, cereals fortified in iron