16th March 2021

Nand Ghar Conferred With Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative By Rajasthan Government

Udaipur, 16 March 2021: 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.

Smt. Mamta Bhupesh, Minister for Women and Child Development, Govt. of Rajasthan appreciated Nand Ghar for its contribution towards the development of the community and also recognized Nand Ghar’s work towards the upliftment of children, women, and the community in the state.

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 Anganwadi, 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.

Nand Ghars are equipped with solar panels to ensure 24X7 electricity, water purifiers, clean toilets, and smart television sets, and have become a model resource center for the local communities. Pre-school education is provided to children in the age group of 3-6 years. Nutritious meals and take-home rations are being provided for children, pregnant and lactating women. Primary healthcare services are rendered through mobile health vans & telemedicine facilities and women are empowered through skilling, credit linkage, and enterprise development.

About Hindustan Zinc Limited

Hindustan Zinc (NSE & BSE: HIND ZINC), a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company is headquartered in Udaipur, Rajasthan in India where it also has its mines and smelting complexes. It is self-sufficient in power with installed captive thermal power plants and green energy plants including wind and solar power.

Sustainability & innovation is at the core of Hindustan Zinc’s operations. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and 7th globally in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 in the metal & mining sector, is certified as water positive, is a member of the FTSE4Good Index, and a part of the prestigious ‘A’ List by CDP for climate change.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc is committed to enhancing the lives of local communities through its social programs. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and is currently reaching out to 500,000 people across 189 core villages in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.