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Anil Agarwal Foundation leads the way with 150 ISO certified Nand Ghars in UP

IANS | May 05, 2022 03:32 PM

NEW DELHI: Vedanta Groups Anil Agarwal Foundation has yet again showcased their quality excellence and is setting new benchmarks for women and child development through their flagship project Nand Ghar.

At least 150 Nand Ghars in Uttar Pradesh have been certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), for quality service delivery in the area of women and child development.

Seventy-five Nand Ghars in each of the districts of Varanasi and Amethi have now been conferred with an ISO certification 9001:2015 for providing a wide gamut of services including improving quality of services in early childhood education, improved maternal and child healthcare at doorsteps, improved nutrition outcomes and sustainable skill livelihood for women.

Nand Ghar is the flagship CSR project of the Anil Agarwal Foundation under the aegis of Vedanta Resources Limited. The project is working in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development and is modernising anganwadis across the country.

Currently, there are more than 3, 300 Nand Ghars working across 12 states. Under the project, existing anganwadis were modernised as Nand Ghar by the Anil Agarwal Foundation with an aim to provide modern, state-of-the-art services across the rural India.

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, the CEO of the Anil Agarwal Foundation shared: "The integral goal of Nand Ghar is to create a gateway for change and empowerment of the community while also rendering the potential of the rural landscape and fostering self-sufficiency. Through quality services delivery, Nand Ghar shall emerge as the weather glass for WCD across the country."

These Nand Ghars are excellent centres for early childhood education and development. By leveraging technology and state-of-art infrastructure, Project Nand Ghar is working towards eradication of malnourishment among children, providing early childhood education, doorstep delivery of health services and sustainable skilling of women.

With Nand Ghar, Vedanta is bridging the urban and rural divide, making significant improvements in the overall service delivery of anganwadi ecosystem. Vedanta has committed to develop 4, 000 Nand Ghars across India. The project aims to transform the lives of seven crore children and two crore women in the 13.7 lakh Anganwadis in India.

ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard that outlines the criteria for a quality management system (QMS) highlighting consistent delivery of products and services that fulfil consumer and regulatory requirements.

ISO 9001:2015 is much beneficial in terms of AWC as it promises increased engagement and efficiency of FLWs, Improved beneficiary satisfaction (women and children), reduced risks and ensuring proper delivery of the six services under ICDS.

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