At its Chanda Cement Works, ACC, the cement and building material company of the diversified Adani Group, has created a comprehensive goat rearing ecosystem that has lifted several families out of poverty in Hanuman Nagar. Beneficiary households now earn an annual income of Rs 45000/- thanks to ACC and its partner NGO Indira Mahila Bachat Gat, with an average livestock holding of 6-7 goats per family.
Goat-rearing as a livelihood activity for relatively poor and landless households has largely been concentrated in villages and hamlets surrounding Chanda Cement Works in Chandrapur, Maharashtra, which are blessed with a dense deciduous Sal Forest, endowed with a large number of seasonal plants and shrubs that are a good source of fodder for goats.
Chanda Cement Works
The success of goat-based livelihoods is largely due to the comprehensive services provided by the on-the-ground team of ACC and Adani Foundation, which include livestock insurance, veterinarian services, banking, and credit services.