Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Jan. 14 -- : Uttar Pradesh Technical Education Minister Kamla Rani Varun on Monday blamed social evils like child marriages for predominant medical conditions like anaemia in women.

"Earlier, people did not care about the education and health of their girl child. However, times are changing. But even today, child marriages are taking place across the state even in the neighbouring areas of a city like Lucknow, let alone far away rural areas," Kamla said addressing an event here.

"Girls are being married at an age when they don't even know what marriage is. Then, they also give birth at a young age. What can be worse than a child giving birth to another child?" she added.

She said that girls as young as seven are ...