BANGALORE: Jana Arogya Andolana, has come up with hunger and malnutrition watch portal which aims to serve as a watchdog and
examine the claims of the state, disputing them, when necessary. The portal www.republicofhunger.org will provide basic information and resources on malnutrition, challenge popular misconceptions about it, raise critical questions. The portal will provide links to existing information on the web.
Activists of various networks anchoring the campaign will monitor government’s actions, document the gaps and provide live feed to the portal in text and audio and video format. This will facilitate production of new material through regular reports from the field, analyses of data and policies, compilation of case studies, all of which will contribute to actions and events to move the campaign forward in Karnataka.
This initiative comes in the wake of the recent child deaths due to malnutrition in Raichur and the ongoing Public Interest Litigation on this issue in the High Court of Karnataka.
The portal also aims to provide live stories from people in Karnataka through the activists of Jana Arogya Andolana Karnataka, who are actively monitoring the hunger and malnutrition scene in the state.