Vedanta through its foundation today signed an MoU (memorandum of undersanding) with the District Administration of Chikkaballapura, Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural & Ramanagara in Karnataka to adopt and support 2,635 Anganwadi centres being run under the Government-sponsored ICDS (Integrated Child Development Service) programme. The MoU was signed between Mr Ravi Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta Foundation, and CEOs of the four districts, Vedanta said in a statement.

Filling gaps

According to the MoU, Vedanta Foundation would help the administration of the four districts fill gaps between needs and resources in service components of ICDS such as nutrition, pre-schooling, capacity building of workers and empowerment of community, it said.

The scope of the programme covers 1,139 Anganwadi centres in Chikkaballapura, 1,207 in Bangalore Rural, 222 in Bangalore Urban and 67 in Ramanagara.

Over 1,10,000 children in the age group of three to six years will benefit from the programme.

(This article was published on April 10, 2012)
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