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SC Bench led by CJI to hear today plea filed seeking the formulation of a community kitchen policy

Lawstreet Journal 18 Jan 2022 5:14pm

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Supreme Court Bench led by CJI to hear today plea filed seeking the formulation of a community kitchen policy to avoid starvation deaths.

SC had earlier asked Centre to frame a pan-India policy on community kitchens, after taking view of different State Govts.

Adv Ashima Mandla: My limited request would be, if your Lordships could constitute an expert committee.

CJI: They are questioning the basis of what you are saying regarding starvation deaths.

CJI: can we understand there’s no starvation deaths in the country?

AG: There was a newspaper report about a child who died and it was found it was due to starvation. There was that one case.

AG: Govt’s stand is they are spending huge amount of money.

CJI: we are not saying that Government isn’t spending money.

CJI: The National Family health survey report the petitioner has filed, published by GOI. The cause of death statistics says that communicable paternal, maternal & malnutrition statistics is 25.7 % for male & 30% for female.

CJI: This Report indicates malnutrition is also a cause of death. Of course this is an old report. Why don’t you place before us, if there’s any survey report by GOI indicating what’s the position, if there’s any starvation deaths or not.

CJI: Mr Attorney, pls understand, we are not going to frame a scheme today itself or direct you to form a scheme. Let GOI give us some data about starvation deaths, latest information. Ask your officers to furnish that information.

AG: I will do that, the affidavit today states no States have reported… Continue Reading...


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