Maharashtra

Killing poverty

Print edition : November 11, 2016

Doing a weight check of children at Bhospada in Palghar district. This remote village has virtually no primary health care facility and it is in one of the worst-affected regions in terms of malnourishment. Photo: Prashant Nakwe

Sita Shiva Wagh (the young woman holding a baby in her arms) of Kalamwadi Adivasi hamlet in Palghar lost her two-year-old son in August because of illnesses caused by severe malnutrition. Photo: Anupama Katakam

Malnutrition-related deaths in Palghar in Maharashtra are a pointer to the lack of employment and welfare measures for tribal people to keep the wolf from the door.
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