Ambuja Cement, the cement and building material manufacturing company of the diversified Adani Group, through its CSR arm, has equipped 29 Anganwadis in the Marwar Mundwa region with essential tools aimed at early detection of malnutrition in rural landscapes where it is a pressing issue.
While malnutrition rates are steadily declining thanks to efforts from central and state governments, the problem remains acute. Malnutrition in early childhood years can lead to long term physical and cognitive setbacks. In many cases, it stems from a lack of awareness about nutritional needs during pregnancy and post-birth, often resulting in severe acute malnutrition.
Recognising the need for targeted intervention, Ambuja provided the critical equipment to 29 Anganwadis to tackle the issue of child malnutrition. The equipment include an infantometer, stadiometer, weight machine, manual tap, and center scale to measure the weight, height, and arm size of infants. These pieces of equipment are essential to measuring the stages of malnutrition according to the age of children
Thanks to the equipment, the Anganwadi workers along with visiting doctors can now accurately track children’s health metrics and make informed decisions concerning dietary needs. The impact has been immediate and promising. Around 87 children identified, are now receiving the requisite care and attention to set them on a path to recovery.
Ambuja Cement, part of the Adani Group, is among India’s leading cement companies. Ambuja, with its subsidiary ACC, has a capacity of 67.5 million tonnes with fourteen integrated cement manufacturing plants and sixteen cement grinding units across the country. Ambuja Cement remains committed to its dedication to creating a healthier, malnutrition-free future for India’s children.