Are 14 deaths due to 'starvation' in Jharkhand linked to Aadhaar glitches?

14 people died of starvation in Jharkhand over the last 10 months. They should have all benefited from Antodyay Anna Yojana, the food ration scheme meant for the poorest of poor in India

Jharkhand starvation deaths

Forty of these 52 infant deaths were in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and 12 in the pediatric intensive care unit. Photo: Reuters

On July 27, 2018, Rajendra Birhor, a 40-year-old Adivasi, starved to death in Ramgarh, a district in eastern Jharkhand. He belonged to a

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First Published: Aug 11 2018 | 11:07 AM IST

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