Hindustan Times carried a series of stories on the drought in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. The story of families eating 'ghaas roti' (grass roti) as they have no grains to eat, has been indeed shocking.
On one hand Vidarbha remains in the news, hundreds of suicides in Bundelkhand have gone unnoticed. The stories by Pankaj Jaiswal for the Lucknow edition about starvation deaths and entire villages that have no soul left due to successive droughts, needed a better display in national edition and a coverage in other newspapers also. Sadly other papers have failed to pick up the distubring trend.
Photo: A woman cooking a ghaas roti.