Vedanta to set-up 500 Nand Ghar in UP

RNS: The Anil Agarwal Foundation (AAF), in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), has announced to set up 500 Nanda Ghars in Uttar Pradesh in the next one year.

In the first phase, new centers will be established in Amethi and Varanasi districts where the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will jointly support the Nanda Ghar project, informed an official.

Expressing pleasure on the association with BNGF for the Nand Ghar project in Uttar Pradesh, Vedanta Chairman Anil Aggarwal said, we will develop 500 Nanda Ghars here with a focus on improving the health and nutritional outcomes of women and children.

Nanda Ghar is an initiative of all-round development and assured change of Anganwadis in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, where nutrition is being given major attention. According to the study, more than 90 percent of children entering Nanda Ghar operating in the country have been found to be healthy and not malnourished.  Nand Ghar is currently operational in seven states and is planned to be implemented as a social impact project in Bihar.

Notably, Anil Aggarwal has announced spending 75 percent of his wealth for humanity, especially to end malnutrition in women and children. The collaboration between these two philanthropic organizations will include the best implementation of the Nanda Ghar infrastructure and facilities with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve health and nutritional outcomes.

“Nanda Ghar is advancing India’s health and development goals in a meaningful way, and I think Together we will take them forward even faster,” said Bill Gates.

Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani said, “The Government of India is committed to enabling a healthy and well-rounded life for every child. The partnership of BMGF and Anil Agarwal Foundation to reduce malnutrition will certainly have a lasting impact and further strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a well-informed India.”

Nanda Ghar started in the year 2015 and has been since 1700. With successful operation in more centers, the project is operational in 7 states Rajasthan, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. The goal of Nanda Ghar is to bring basic changes in the lives of 8 crore women and 2 crore children.



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