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Vedanta's First NandGhar Project Launched.
What is a NandGhar?
NandGhar is a modern day Anganwadi center. According to the Indian language the word Anganwadi means courtyard shelter.These shelters were started in 1975 by the Indian government as part of the Integrated Child Development Services program to fight child hunger and malnutrition and to provide basic health care in Indian villages.The Nandghar is an extension of the existing Anganwadi initiative. It is a service delivery unit established under the Integrated Child Development Scheme by the Government of India.
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The first NandGhar
Vedanta Limited, a natural resources company joined hands with the Government of India to launch 'Project Nandghar’ which is adopted by PM Narendra Modi under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. The first ‘Nand Ghar’ was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi on 24th June at Hasanpur village in Sonepat, Haryana. Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani dedicated the Nandghar to nation.The Nand Ghar project aligns with Prime Minister Modi's vision of providing quality education for children and skill development for women in the entire country.
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Vedanta Limited will create a network of 4000 modern Nandghars all across India. Working under the public-private-partnership model the Vedanta Group and Ministry of Women & Child Development will share the cost of construction of the Nand Ghars. The construction of the centers will be undertaken by National Building Construction Corp Ltd.The centers will use state of art construction technology to provide smart education, mobile vans and skill training to women and children. Nand Ghars will also provide delivery of supplementary nutrition services along with related healthcare services for both mother and child.The center also aims to enhance the learning environment through an e-learning module program.The Nandghars will run as children’s education and health center in the morning and will support women’s skill development through the afternoon and evening.