Vedanta joins hands with Centre to modernise anganwadis

| Updated: Oct 20, 2016 20:54 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): Union Minister for Woman and Child Development Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated 'Nandghar'- the new age Anganwadi. This new chapter in the development history of Pilibhit, UP begins in the villages of Rooppur Kamalu, Ramnagar Jagatpur and Jogither. In a one of its kind partnership with the Union Ministry for Women and Child Development, Vedanta, a diversified natural resources company, will construct 4,000 such model anganwadis across the country. Expressing her delight, Gandhi said: "I am grateful to Shri Anil Agarwal for having agreed to construct 4000 anganwadis in different parts of country, of which some are getting constructed in Pilibhit. This is indeed a unique Public Private Partnership in the social sector. I am confident that it will motivate many corporates to come forward hand in hand with the government to solve some of the problems of women and children in country." On Friday, Gandhi will inaugurate these modern anganwadis at Guladiya Bhoop Singh and Jallupur villages. "The Nandghar project aligns with the government's vision and commitment to providing quality education for children and job creation through skill development for women, across the country. The 'Nandghar' will be a game changer for poverty alleviation by delivering long term benefits to communities through interactive learning, healthcare and skills training in a world class infrastructure," said Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta. (ANI)