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Of 42 'Hunger-Related' Deaths Since 2017, 25 'Linked to Aadhaar Issues'

-TheWire.in To mark one year since the death of 11-year-old Santoshi Kumari in Jharkhand, activists have released a list of hunger-related deaths in India since 2015. New Delhi: A year after the ‘starvation’ death of an 11-year-old girl, Santoshi Kumari, in Jharkhand’s Simdega district, activists have compiled a list of 56 alleged hunger-related deaths since 2015 across the country, of which 42 were in 2017 and 2018. Kumari’s death led to a spate...

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Milk and honey for schools -Basant Kumar Mohanty

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The Centre has asked the states to consider serving milk, milk products and honey with their school midday meals, explaining this can be a way of using up the country's surplus stocks of these foodstuff. Nutritionists and health activists have welcomed the move but questioned the objective of exhausting surplus milk powder and honey. Some have cited the absence of additional funding as a deterrent to implementation, for...

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Did Aadhaar Glitches Cause Half Of 14 Recent Jharkhand Starvation Deaths? -Devanik Saha

-IndiaSpend New Delhi: On July 27, 2018, Rajendra Birhor, a 40-year-old Adivasi, starved to death in Ramgarh, a district in eastern Jharkhand. He belonged to a “particularly vulnerable tribal group” (PVTG) and should have had access to at least two welfare measures that could have saved his life: A pension and a ration card. Like him, 13 others died of starvation in Jharkhand over the last 10 months, according to the latest...

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People's demand forces the Jharkhand Govt. to discontinue the "cash transfer for food" pilot scheme in Nagri

The Right to Food Campaign Jharkhand welcomes the Jharkhand Government’s decision to discontinue the “DBT for food subsidy” experiment in Nagri. It is unfortunate, however, that it took almost a year of popular protests for the government to arrive at this decision. The DBT pilot caused enormous hardship to the people of Nagri, especially vulnerable groups such as single women and the elderly. Protests began within days of the experiment being...

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Fact finding report observes serious loopholes in the implementation of NFSA that caused recent hunger deaths of Delhi kids

-Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan and Right to Food Campaign, dated 1st August, 2018 Three minor girls Mansi (8), Shikha (4) and Parul (2) died on July 24, 2018 in Mandawali, East Delhi and the post mortem reports listed starvation as the cause of the deaths. Members of the Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan (DRRAA)- Anjali Bhardwaj and Amrita Johri along with Harsh Mander (former special commissioner to the Supreme...

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