Through its CSR arm, Ambuja Cement, the cement and building material company of the diversified Adani Group, has provided 29 anganwadis in the Marwar Mundwa region with critical instruments for early diagnosis of malnutrition in rural environments where it is a significant concern.
While malnutrition rates are rapidly falling as a result of federal and state government efforts, the problem remains severe. Malnutrition in early life can have long-term physical and cognitive consequences. It generally results from a lack of information about dietary demands throughout pregnancy and after birth, leading in severe acute malnutrition.
Recognizing the need for targeted intervention, 29 Anganwadis were given vital equipment to combat child malnutrition. To measure the weight, height, and arm size of infants, this equipment includes an infantometer, stadiometer, weight machine, manual tap, and center scale. These pieces of equipment are critical for determining the phases of malnutrition in children based on their age.
After receiving equipment from Ambuja Cement, Anganwadi workers and visiting doctors can now precisely track children’s health parameters and make informed food selections. The effect was instant and promising. 87 identified youngsters are now receiving the necessary care and attention to put them on the road to recovery.