Starvation death continues in Naveen Patnaik’s kingdom

January 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Following is a PTI report:

Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (PTI) The National Human Rights Commission today asked Orissa government to submit a detailed report on health, education and public distribution delivery system in Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput region after 12 children in that area died allegedly due to starvation.

The rights body issued the direction at its camp sitting here while disposing a case of alleged starvation death of 12 children in Nabarangpur and Balangir districts in 2010.

The issue was taken up by the NHRC which conducted an investigation through its special rapporteur Damodar Sarangi last year.

Besides NHRC chairperson Justice K G Balakrishnan, three other members disposed the matter at the camp sitting.

Though the state government in its report to the NHRC claimed that the death of 12 children in KBK region was not due to starvation, the Commission refused to accept the argument, NHRC secretary K S Mani said.

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Entry filed under: Balangir, Education, Health Services, Infrastructure, Kalahandi, Kalahandi Balangir Koraput (KBK) region, Nuapada, Poverty and hunger, Region watch, Starvation deaths, State and Central govt. and KBK, State Watch-Monitoring the Odisha State, Subarnapur.

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