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Vedanta Builds 3,000 Nand Ghars In 12 States To Help 9 Crore Women and Children

The Nand Ghar journey began in 2015 with a vision to transform the lives of 8.5 crore children and 2 crore women across 13.7 lakh anganwadis.
January 15, 2022
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Project Nand Ghar, the flagship CSR project of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, has completed 3.000 Nand Ghars across 12 Indian.

Under the initiative, Anganwadi centres have been established in every village and city to provide better nutrition and primary education to children and women. To make these centres better, the units are being equipped with modern looks and facilities by Centre’s Department of Women and Child Development. Donors, social trusts, NGOs and corporate houses adopt one or more Anganwadi centres under the scheme.

Vedanta has committed to developing 4,000 Nand Ghars across India. The project aims to transform the lives of 7 crore children and 2 crore women with the 13.7 lakh Anganwadis in India. The project, jointly run by the Vedanta Group and the Ministry of Women and Child Development, aims to connect the rural backward areas of India with the mainstream of the country’s development.

Anil Agarwal, Founder and Chairman, Vedanta Group said, “It gives me immense joy to see Nand Ghar achieving the milestone of 3,000 across 12 states in India and making a significant impact at the grassroots, strengthening the foundation of our nation that are rural women and children. With this important milestone, we are marching towards realising Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of eradicating malnutrition, providing healthcare services, education and skill development for rural women, and becoming an imperative project for social development.”

The Anil Agarwal Foundation is the umbrella entity for Vedanta’s community and social initiatives. The foundation focuses on healthcare, women and child development, animal welfare projects and sports initiatives. It aims to empower communities, transform lives and facilitate nation-building through sustainable and inclusive growth, says the statement from the foundation.