The Prime Minister is committed to ensuring that India’s burgeoning workforce becomes productive members of society. Several critical schemes such as Swachh Bharat, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Skill India aim to reinforce and reap the economic windfall from which every Indian will ultimately benefit.
One such step is ‘The Nand Ghars’, state-of-the-art Anganwadis, with clean child-friendly toilets, solar panels for electricity, a bright, clean space with child-friendly furniture and toys. It is a transformative and giant leap dedicated to benefit rural women & children. It is an initiative undertaken by Vedanta in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) to ensure rural India is not left behind in India’s march towards progress.
Vedanta, in partnership with Government & other key stakeholders, (Indian Grameen Services for women empowerment and IL&FS for education) is the first private company, to deliver sustainable and measurable social good. The ultimate vision is to eventually have 4000 Nand Ghars across 11 states in India.
Daunting as it may seem, we drive inertia from active community involvement and the collective spirit to serve. This coupled with the guidance being received from Vedanta Group will help elevate healthcare, education and women empowerment in rural India.
Presently women constitute only 24 percent of India’s workforce. Enabling women across rural India will automatically bring in social good and economic prosperity. Ensuring the health and education of children between the age group 3 to 6 years in rural India, which the Nand Ghars have undertaken, will help sustain that prosperity in the community they serve.
‘If India has progressed as far as it has done to date with only 58 percent of its rural children attending Anganwadis, imagine an India where 95 percent or even 100 percent of rural children are healthy and attend schools and rural women are empowered and fully contributing to growing economy. The Nand Ghars aim to make this imagining a reality.’