Inside Jharkhand's Singhbhum, the worst constituency in India
Nearly 67% children in Singhbhum are underweight, the highest in India. More than half are stunted and a third suffer from wasting
In Jharkhand, malnutrition is still an alien concept, and the lack of drinking water, ration or electricity supercedes need for healthcare
Singhbhum: In the waiting room of a hospital ward in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district, Mukul Kalandiya is carefully holding something that from a distance looks like a featherless pale-skinned newborn bird. In her arms, wrapped in an old bed sheet, is her two-month-old daughter, Rohivari Kalandiya. Rohivari is frail and skeletal, her arms and legs broomstick-thin, and her eyes wide open. She is barely moving her limbs and if not for the heavy breathing, it is difficult to tell whether she is alive or not.