Miscelleneous : POVERTY & ENVIRONMENT

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Wells and tubewells account for more than half of irrigation sources in India

Irrigation source Area irrigated (million hectares) 1992-1993 % of total
Wells and tubewells 26.5 52.9
Government canals 16.6 33.1
Tanks 3.2 6.4
Private canals 0.5 1.0
Others 3.2 6.4
Source: Statistical Outline of India
1997-1998

We don't feed our children enough

Country Prevalence of child malnutrition (% of children under five) 1990-1996
India 66
Bangladesh 68
Cambodia 38
China 16
Ethiopia 48
Indonesia 40
Laos 40
Mauritania 48
Nepal 49
Pakisthan 40
Sri Lanka 38
Vietnam 45

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