Vedanta Nand Ghar, an Anil Agarwal Foundation Initiative, has been awarded the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative under the ‘Indira Mahila Shakti Protsahan Evam Samman Yojana’ by the Rajasthan Government.
As part of the International Women’s day celebrations, the award was given by Honourable Minister of State, Smt. Mamta Bhupesh, Women and Child Development, Govt. of Rajasthan at the Amrita Haat in Jaipur on 14th March 2021, at a state-level festival organized by the Department Women and Child Development, Govt of Rajasthan, that aims to promote entrepreneurial abilities among rural women.
Nand Ghar has 1185 centers spread across 12 districts in Rajasthan that provide best-in-class facilities to children and women for their overall growth and development.
The journey of Nand Ghar started in 2015 as a dream project of the Vedanta Chairman, Shri Anil Agarwal. A network of model anganwadis, Nand Ghar provides pre-school education through e-learning, BaLa designs, and smart kits. Along with education, children are also provided with nutritious meals and health facilities for their unhindered growth. Nand Ghar also aims to strengthen skill and entrepreneurship among rural women. With the Vision to transform the lives of 8.5 crore children and 2 crores, women across 13.7 lakh anganwadis the Nand Ghars are set up in a collaboration with the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development.
With more than 2100 centers, the Nand Ghar project is now spread across 10 states – Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. The project aims to touch the lives of 4 million community members while directly impacting around 2 lakh children and 1.8 lakh women on an annual basis.