Odisha malnutrition deaths: Central team expresses satisfaction at state govt’s measures

Bhubaneshwar, Aug 3 : The Centre's fact-finding team which visited Nagada village in Jajpur district of Odisha to probe into the deaths of at least 19 children due to malnutrition in the past three months, expressed satisfaction at the state government's measures.

The five-member team, led by the women and child development ministry's joint secretary Chetan B. Sanghi visited every house of the affected village to conduct an on-the-spot survey to ascertain the factors behind the malnutrition death of the children.

The team also interacted with the villagers, who belong to the Juang tribe, regarding their food habits, drinking water, health, occupation and other related affairs.

The team said there are many villages such as Nagada, which await government attention. On the other side, Nagada issue of children's death due to malnutrition was voiced in the Rajay Sabha yesterday.

Congress leaders BK Hariprasad, Jairam Ramesh and Ranjib Biswal raised the issue thorough a Calling Attention and sought the Central Government's support to the village.

Source: ANI