Here are 10 large nutrition projects through CSR funding in India
Nutrition is an essential component for an individual to grow into a healthy and functional being. Often the essence of nutrition and wellbeing is jeopardized due to various reasons such as poverty, ignorance, lack of awareness etc. India has the reputation of having one of the largest proportions of undernourished children in the globe, a basic human right denied to million, leading to stunted growth. Investing in nutrition is paving a path for the corporate houses to channelize its CSR fund towards building a healthy and prosperous nation & workforce. This article aims to provide an idea of the efforts invested in addressing the challenges in malnutrition in India through CSR in FY 217-18.
Nutrition is an essential component for an individual to grow into a healthy and functional being. Often the essence of nutrition and wellbeing is jeopardized due to various reasons such as poverty, ignorance, lack of awareness etc. India has the reputation of having one of the largest proportions of undernourished children in the globe, a basic human right denied to million, leading to stunted growth.
Investing in nutrition is paving a path for the corporate houses to channelize its CSR fund towards building a healthy and prosperous nation & workforce. This article aims to provide an idea of the efforts invested in addressing the challenges in malnutrition in India through CSR.
1. Improving Living Conditions
Name of the Company: JSW Steel Ltd.
Location: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
Amount Spent on the Project: INR 16 Cr.
Prescribed CSR of the Company: INR 35 Cr.
JSW Steel has carried out many projects which are related to improving living conditions by providing quality health care services and nutrition to the women and children in their area of operation. The following are few such activites: Malnourishment Project, Mid-day Meals, General Health and Cataract Camps, Drinking Water Supply, Artificial Limb Replacement, Rural Transformantion Programme
Implementing Agency: NA
The project has conducted growth monitoring of 50000+ children through mobile phone based application to enable digital compilation of data. 25000+ children (under the age of 6 years) and lactating mothers have been administered the intake of Spirulina and 8500+ pregnant women have been tracked for prenatal care. Besides, health care outreach has reached out to more than 2 lakh people, with 35000+ children and women being provided nutrition support.
About the Company: JSW Steel, a leading integrated steel manufacturer, is a flagship company of the JSW Group, which is one of the fastest growing companies in India with a presence in over 100 countries. It is also the first company to manufacture high-strength and advanced high-end steel products for its automotive segments.
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2. Providing Mid-Day Meals Program
Name of the Company: Balkrishna Industries Limited
Location: Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh
Amount Spent on the Project: INR 10.21 Cr.
Prescribed CSR of the Company: INR 16.54 Cr.
CSR Programs focusing on Nutrition has been one of the primary initiatives of Balkrishna Industries Limited since the last few years. This year too, through its Providing Mid-Day Meal Program, it has reached out to four states where it has made the provision of providing mid-day meals to school children and constructed kitchen that would serve the purpose of cooking meals on a large-scale basis.
Implementing Agency: Akshaya Patra Foundation
It has provided mid-day meals to 1,10,000 school children across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and has constructed kitchen with capacity to serve approximately 50,000 meals a day in Kutch (Gujarat).
About the Company: Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) is a leading manufacturer and a global player in the Off-Highway tire market that has successfully focused on specialist segments such as agricultural, construction and industrial vehicles as well as earthmoving, port and mining, ATV, and gardening applications.
Name of the Company: Dabur India Limited
Amount Spent on the Project: INR 7.88 Cr.
Prescribed CSR of the Company: INR 22.94 Cr.
The Nutrition Program directs its work to eradicate hunger, poverty and malnutrition through provision of food, nutrition supplement, clothes etc for the poor, children and other deprived sections of the society. It supports nutrition in anganwadi centres and builds capacities of anganwadi workers to this effect, along with promoting sanitation and making available safe drinking water.
Implementing Agency: NA
The company has invested in programmes to meet nutrition needs of poor and needy.
It has supplemented nutrition needs of poor and needy through joint initiatives and programmes with local NGOs.
About the Company: Dabur India Limited, which started as an Ayurvedic medicines company in Calcutta in 1884, today is a leading Indian consumer goods company with interests in Hair Care, Oral Care, Skin Care, Health Care, Home Care and Foods.
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4. Project Nand Ghar
Name of the Company: Vedanta Limited
Location: Karnataka, Goa, Jharkhand, Odisha
Amount Spent on the Project: INR 3.99 Cr.
Prescribed CSR of the Company: INR 9.42 Cr
The Nand Ghar Project is a flagship project of Vedanta Limited that commits to transforming the lives of 85 million children and 20 million women across 1.37 million Anganwadis in India, by building a world-class model of pre-school education, healthcare, nutrition and women’s empowerment. The Nand Ghars provide a best-in-class curriculum through e-learning, healthcare with a doctor at the doorstep, hygienic pre-packed meals for nutrition and customised skills training for empowering women economically across India.
Implementing Agency: MoW&C, Manna Trust
Currently, there are 154 Nand Ghars across the Indian states and their commitment is to construct 4,000 centres across 11 states in India. Their impact is paving the way for the Anganwadis model across the country.
About the Company: Vedanta Limited is a diversified natural resources company. Our business primarily involves producing oil & gas, zinc - lead - silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power. Vedanta Limited is the Indian subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc.
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5. Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Programme
Name of the Company: Havells India Limited
Amount Spent on the Project: INR 2.64 Cr.
Prescribed CSR of the Company: INR 14.82 Cr.
With the fact that 795 million people, i.e. one in nine individual, still goes to bed on an empty stomach each night and one in three suffer from some form of malnutrition, Havells India Limited directed its CSR programme towards the issue of malnutrition. Ownership of the entire mid-day meal value chain from procurement of food materials to food preparation, storage and transportation to school, gives Havells complete control over the quality and hygiene of the meals. This goes in line with Company’s philosophy of providing the best quality in all its offerings.
Implementing Agency: QRG Foundation
A humble beginning in the direction of MDM programme that started with serving just 1,500 children across 5 schools has grown to serving over 60,000 students across 692 schools daily in the district. The fresh, hygienic and nutritious food is prepared in the state-of-the-art kitchen in accordance with government-approved diet charts.
About the Company: Havells India Limited is a leading Fast Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) Company and a major power distribution equipment manufacturer with a strong global presence.
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6. Centralized Kitchen for Nutrition
Name of the Company: Aurobindo Pharma Limited
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Amount Spent on the Project: 1.976 Cr.
Prescribed CSR of the Company: 42.49 Cr.
Aurobindo Pharma Limited has started a project with its CSR Foundation to set up fully automated centralized kitchen to cook hot nutritious food for 25,000 underprivileged people to supplement nutrition deficiency in them.
Implementing Agency: Aurobindo Pharma Foundation
The project has benefitted 25,000 underprivileged people.
About the Company: Aurobindo Pharma Limited is a pharmaceutical manufacturing company headquartered in HITEC City, Hyderabad, India. The company manufactures generic pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients.
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7. Nutrition Program
Name of the Company: Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited
Amount Spent on the Project: INR 1.9 Cr.
Prescribed CSR of the Company: INR 22.98 Cr.
In collaboration with the Akshaya Patra Foundation, the Mission of the program is to ensure that every every child attends school and is provided with tasty, nutritious, wholesome mid-day meal. The Company intends to continue support and cover 20,000+ students across 266 schools in Guwahati – Assam.
Implementing Agency: Askshaya Patra Foundation
The Company, through the project, intends to continue support and cover 20,000+ students across 266 schools in Guwahati – Assam.
About the Company: Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. is a deposit-taking housing finance company, headquartered in Mumbai with branches in major cities across India. DHFL was established to enable access to affordable housing finance to the lower and middle income groups in semi-urban and rural parts of India.
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8. Healthy Baby Wealthy Nation
Name of the Company: HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited
Location: West Bengal
Amount Spent on the Project: INR 1.539 Cr.
Prescribed CSR of the Company: INR 9.49 Cr.
Addressing the pressing need to improve the situation of child health and nutrition, since February 2015, the company has undertaken a project in 6 districts of West Bengal to improve the nutritional status of 0-5 year olds through a three-year long, comprehensive approach of generating community awareness on child health and nutrition, use of safe drinking water and sanitary latrines in the target communities. Along with its implementation partner, it has organized regular health forums and household level beneficiary counselling that emphasized on safe motherhood, child nutrition, newborn care, breast feeding, immunization, sanitation, etc, thereby increasing awareness among the rural communities.
Implementing Agency: Bandhon Konnagor
The project has reached out to a total of 113,182 households and 50,245 under-five children and succeeded in bringing a significant reduction in the prevalence of malnutrition (wasting) from 19 to 4 percent in the targeted communities.
About the Company: HDFC Life (HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd.) is a long-term life insurance provider with its headquarters in Mumbai, offering individual and group insurance.
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9. Mid-Day Meal Program
Name of the Company: Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited
Amount Spent on the Project: INR 1.45 Cr.
Prescribed CSR of the Company: INR 7.73 Cr.
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited has provided Mid-Day Meal support to non-aided schools, supplying nutritious Mid-Day meal to to needy children studying in twenty five unaided schools, in and around Trombay area. The scheme is implemented through an NGO, ‘ISKCON Food Relief Foundation’ which supplies good and healthy meal to the children on behalf of RCF. In all, 8404 students are availing the benefit of this nutritious mid-day meal.
Implementing Agency: ISKON Food Relief Foundation
In all, 8404 students are availing the benefit of this nutritious mid-day meal.
About the Company: Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. is a Public Sector Undertaking in India under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers of the Government of India, based in Mumbai. RCF is the fourth largest producer of fertilizers in India after Coromandel international, NFL, Chambal and GSFC.
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10. Paushtik Aahar
Name of the Company: Indiabulls Ventures Limited
Amount Spent on the Project: INR 0.7179 Cr.
Prescribed CSR of the Company: INR 0.7179 Cr.
During the year, under a Nutrition Programme - "Paushtik Aahar" - Indiabulls Foundation provided Nutrition Supplement to 30,000 underprivileged individuals such as malnourished children, pregnant women and lactating mothers across Maharashtra state. All these individuals belong to socially and economically backward families. This includes tribal, slum, abandoned/street children and children from orphanages & rehabilitation centers. Apart from these institutions, Indiabulls Foundation also distributes Paushtik Aahar through its free mobile medical vans and charitable clinics.
Implementing Agency: Indiabulls Foundation
The project aims to provide nutrition supplement to 30,000 underprivileged malnourished children, pregnant women and lactating mothers across Maharashtra state.
About the Company: The Indiabulls Group is primarily an Indian, financial services, conglomerate, headquartered in Gurgaon, India. Its primary business is housing finance, consumer finance and wealth management. The Group also has a presence in real estate & pharmaceuticals.
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