Malnutrition deaths: NHRC seeks report from Maharashtra

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Maharashtra government over reports of 600 children dying this year due to malnutrition in Palghar district of the state.

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The Commission issued the notice to the Chief Secretary of the state and sought a detailed report in the matter within four weeks, NHRC said
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