Uttarakhand has proposed financial assistance for all adults who are less than four feet tall, as they “face a lot of difficulties in their day-to-day lives”, reports
There are reportedly over 200 medical conditions responsible for preventing an adult from attaining normal height, including hormonal imbalance. No sure-shot cure is available for the condition.
A letter to this effect has been sent to all districts which has sought a count of all adults less than four feet tall in the state’s 13 districts. The letter says that all people aged 21 or more and less than four feet in height would be identified for the benefit, to be offered by the social welfare department.
Vishnu Singh Dhanik, director at Uttarakhand’s social welfare department, said: