How many children does it take?
..to draw attention to, something that Mumbai bloggers, seem to have surprisingly missed.
The Maharashtra government has for the first time, admitted to deaths of children due to hunger.
Today, the state government told the Bombay High Court that over 2,800 children, mainly in the tribal areas, have died of hunger in the last seven months.
The High court which was hearing a public interest litigation in this regard and has asked the government for some straight answers.
The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court that in the first three months of this year, 1180 little children uptil the age of six have died in the state's five poorest districts.
For the rest of the year, the figures of children deaths are 1634 children in the state's 15 tribal districts, which means a total of 2814 children have died so far this year.