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Zinc is essential for all humans, animals and plants. It is vital for the proper functioning of the immune system and crucial for healthy growth, physical and mental development of children.

India has one of the highest levels of zinc deficiency in children in the world. Not only will zinc fertilizer use improve the health of Indian children, it will also help India increase its food production to feed its growing population.

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The Zinc Nutrient Initiative, a program of the International Zinc Association (IZA), seeks to address zinc deficiency
in soils, crops and humans through increased use of zinc in fertilizers.