Vedanta - Empowering Communities in Rural India Through CSR

“CSR is close to my heart and we are working day and night for the benefit of the under-privileged children in the country. Through Computer education, mid-day meal and Vedanta Bal Chetna Anganwadi Project, we would be touching the lives of about 2.5 million under-privileged children in coming 3-4 years time.” Shri Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group.

The group is currently touching the lives of over 2.5 million people spread across more than 425 villages. With a mission to impact the lives of another 1.6 million under-privileged child; the Group has already strengthened its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes across all operating states in India and Zambia.

Our programmes on nutrition, mid-day meal, health & hygiene, women empowerment, livelihood, computer education, infrastructure development, mother and child care, agriculture development, water & electricity, to name a few, have become bench-mark in the States we operate, viz. Rajasthan, Orissa, Chattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Goa.

We are proud to serve rural community at large:-

2,050 Vedanta Bal Chetna Anganwadi Centres across India.

84,500 rural under-privileged children being provided nutrition value.

180,000 rural children being provided mid-day meal through 6 hi-tech kitchens.

100 Child Care Centres - Project 'Parvarish' - for pre-school, nutrition & health care.

540 Care Centres - Project ' Mamta' - for child care, care for adolescent girls, and expecting mothers.

350 bedded Vedanta Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, upcoming in Raipur, Chattisgarh.

53 villages covered by Mobile Health Units - covering 32,000 under-privileged families.

Vedanta Hindustan Zinc Heart Hospital in, Udaipur Rajasthan.

18 Company run hospitals and health posts - 300,000 rural people provided quality health.

200,000 children of 600 Government Schools covered under Computer Education.

500,000 beneficiaries of Computer Literacy Program spread across 320 Centres in India.

1,500 youth trained in livelihood programs for self employment.

27 company run schools and Post Graduate college for girls at Ringus, Rajasthan.

200,000 women trained through 12 Vocational Training Centres across India.

12,000 Jail inmates trained across India - 14 Jails covered including Tihar Jail, New Delhi.

1,825 Self Help Groups bringing socio-economic empowerment in 24,300 rural women.

1,050 farmers covered under micro-irrigation, cultivation,land improvement and water-shed.

75 villages under Integrated Village Development Program.

82 NGOs partners - regional, national and international.

Investment of over USD 65 million (Rupees 300 crore) in CSR by 2010.

On mission to touch the lives of another 1.6 million under-privileged children through nutrition program and computer education.

Vedanta group has an unparalleled vision not only for businesses but also for social change in India.


  1. India is one of the fastest growing economies, socio-economic problems like poverty, illiteracy, lack of healthcare etc. are still ubiquitous and the government has limited resources to tackle these challenges. This scenario has opened up several areas for businesses to contribute towards social development.By reading this it's good that Vedanta initiative's has make a significant difference in the society and improve the overall quality life of the rural people. keep it up. Amber

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