Aluva is a suburb of Cochin in the province of Kerala. Cochin is one of the fastest developing cities in India. Even though tourism has emerged as an importance source of employment and income over the last few years, agriculture continues to be the local source of income for many.
The increase in slums has been witnessed in the city along with an increase in population; this is because of the inadequate housing facilities in Cochin. In addition, the unemployment rate in town is also high.
People do not have access to even the basic amenities to support their family members on a daily basis. The most affected group by this condition is of children, since parents are often unable to cater to their emotional and physical needs; they are also prone to sickness and malnutrition.