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Bundelkhand

Malnourished children at a village in Lalitpur district in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region. The problem of malnutrition in India remains severe.

Photo by Narendra Bisht/Outlook

A woman carries her son outside her home at a village in Bundelkhand's Lalitpur district. In Lalitpur, almost all children are malnourished.

Photo by Narendra Bisht/Outlook

An old woman looks on her ill grandson in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand. According to the Global Nutrition Report published recently, India accounts for 25.5 million children who are wasted.

Photo by Narendra Bisht/Outlook

Despair and defeat are all this old woman seems to possess. The face mirrors the landscape.

Photograph by Jayati Saha

The Dhasan, one of the tributaries of the Betwa, has gone completely dry.

Photograph by Jayati Saha

Before it died of hunger and thirst, this cow was abandoned by its owners in Nainwari village, Tikamgarh, as they couldn’t feed it. Water bodies have dried up and there is little vegetation to provide for fodder.

Photograph by Jayati Saha

With no farming to be done, a villager sits through the des­pair while his plough lies unused.

Photograph by Jayati Saha

At the only handpump in a village in Tikamgarh district, utensils are lined up in a queue while children and women wait.

Photograph by Jayati Saha

All trees in the Heerapur jungle in Palera are dead and only their skeletons are seen.

Photograph by Jayati Saha