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A recent report by N.C. Saxena, a special commissioner appointed by the Supreme Court has, however, confirmed that starvation is a reality in Orissa and that the state government violated the apex court’s orders when it came to poverty alleviation. Saxena’s report is based on recent visits to the affected districts.

In a scathing letter to the chief secretary and chief development commissioner of Orissa, Saxena has pointed out that despite the Supreme Court’s order of November 28, 2001—to complete the identification of bpl families by January 1, 2002—it had not been done. Many deserving families in the villages he visited were yet to be issued ration cards.

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