Eye on starvation

Jharkhand food and civil supplies minister Saryu Roy on Saturday wrote to food and civil supplies secretary Amitabh Kaushal to form a committee to define hunger death in the wake of recent allegations of at least five persons starving to death in Jharkhand. The panel, led by a joint-secretary rank official with members from consumer forums and Right to Food activists, would set the benchmark of socio-economic and medical causes to eliminate confusion surrounding starvation deaths.

  • Published 28.01.18
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Jharkhand food and civil supplies minister Saryu Roy on Saturday wrote to food and civil supplies secretary Amitabh Kaushal to form a committee to define hunger death in the wake of recent allegations of at least five persons starving to death in Jharkhand. The panel, led by a joint-secretary rank official with members from consumer forums and Right to Food activists, would set the benchmark of socio-economic and medical causes to eliminate confusion surrounding starvation deaths.

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