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All about malnutrition and Starvation deaths in India

-The Hindu The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a plea that Starvation deaths continue to eat into the right to life and dignity of social fabric and a “radical” new measure like community kitchens need to be set up across the country to feed the poor and the hungry. A Bench led by Justice N.V. Ramana issued notice on Monday to the government on the petition filed jointly by activists Anun...

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Death by digital exclusion? : on faulty public distribution system in Jharkhand -Shiv Sahay Singh

-The Hindu Many in Jharkhand have been denied food under the public distribution system as their ration cards have been cancelled in the mad rush for putting in place a digital system. While activists claim that some have died from Starvation, the government denies this. Shiv Sahay Singh reports on the faulty PDS A few weeks before Kaleshwar Soren, 45, died, he sold the last of his belongings, a Palash tree, for...

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Stoppage of pension payments in Jharkhand grossly violated the Supreme Court orders, allege Right to Food Campaign

-Press release by Right to Food Campaign, dated 20th June, 2019 Two more Starvation deaths have occurred in Jharkhand recently: one in Jama (Dumka district) and one in Mahuadanr (Latehar district). In both cases, the victim was a pensioner but he did not receive any pension payment since January 2019. Had pensions been paid on time, Motka Manjhi and Ramachandra Munda would perhaps be alive today. Enquiries from the welfare office in...

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Death by Starvation haunts village in Jharkhand's Dumka -Abhishek Angad

-The Indian Express Home to some 400 Santhals, an indigenous tribe, Mahuadanr has a cemented road, but most of the house are made of mud, with few pucca houses. The village faces an “acute water shortage” in summers and locals barely eat nutritious food. Dumka: In Jharkhand’s Mahuadanr village, which falls under the Anansol Kuruwa panchayat in the Dumka Lok Sabha constituency, JMM party chief Shibu Soren — the sitting MP...

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Number of dead yaks could be more than 500, herders tell Sikkim govt -Pramod Giri

-Hindustan Times Officials had said on Saturday that 300 yaks died at around 15,000 ft in Mukuthang after families, which looked after them, came down to lower altitudes to save themselves from the cold, leaving the flocks behind. Siliguri: The number of yaks that died of Starvation in north Sikkim could be 500 or more, the authorities have said after talking to herders who graze the animals in Mukuthang Valley in the...

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