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Monday 24 February 2014

Fw: Fwd: [PVCHR through photography] BENARASI DEATH NET

24/02/2014 anupsrivastava<>
Dear All
Greetings from PVCHR/JMN
please see the report.


A report on suicide and malnutrition among weavers in Varanasi was
prepared by the People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights in
collaboration with ActionAid, an international anti-poverty agency. It said
that about 175 weavers fell prey to financial hardships since 2002. The
Economic Survey (2009-10) estimates that over 50 per cent weavers' children
are malnourished. There is a high prevalence of TB, particularly multi-drug
resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The survey also said that while the human
development index of India is steadily improving, weavers and their
children in Varanasi continue to die either by committing suicide or
succumbing to malnutrition.

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