BHUBANESWAR: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Friday hit out at the Odisha government over the death of 19 children due to malnutrition in Nagada village in Jajpur district.
He said the incident occurred due to the failure of the state government to carry out development in the state.
He said the state government has failed to utilise the fund sanctioned by the Union government for development of tribals.
“I am examining into the matter. If requires, I will seek a report from the government over the death of children of Juang tribe in Jajpur district,” said Oram.