In the backdrop of Centre already funding 131 welfare schemes, the AG cited scarcity of funds for the operationality of community kitchen scheme across the country, to address hunger and malnutrition.
Bhubaneswar: Malnutrition menace grips Odisha acutely. Hard numbers show half of the child population in the State are severely malnourished. With Nagada’s instance still fresh in memory, the malnutrition saga may linger till 2036, the centennial birth year of Odisha. As per a report on state of nutrition in Odisha by the Coalition for Food […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government last year claimed on the floor of the House that not a single child died of malnutrition in between 2016 and 2017, the revelation is Odisha did record child malnutrition deaths in 2017. As many as six children had died prematurely due to malnutrition in the State. This was […]
Kolkata: Refuting media reports of alleged starvation deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the deaths were either due to “age-related ailments” or “excessive liquor consumption”. “The reports that people from Sabar community have died due to starvation were absolutely false and fabricated. No one has died in Bengal due to […]