Adilabad: As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, the Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI), Southern Region-1 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with District Collector Sikta Patnaik to provide nutritious supplement food to children in 160 Anganwadi Centres, procurement of basic minimum kit for children and basic minimum kit for Anganwadi centres here on Monday.
G V Rao, senior general manager (Human Resource) of the PGCI, signed the MOU on behalf of the PSU.
According to a PGCI release, hot cooked millet-based meal programme and Mahua Laddus intervention was being implemented in the selected 160 Anganwadi Centres benefitting around 3,200 children in the age group of 03-06 years from five mandals such as Boath, Gudihathnoor, Ichoda, Jainath and Neradigonda in the district, costing Rs 99.64 lakh.
Some of the objectives of this MOU is to make aware the importance of traditional millet based foods and Mahua food products to the beneficiaries and to improve nutritional aspects of the human health and to reduce the malnutrition among the women and children.
Apart from the nutritious food, this project would provide basic minimum kit including pre-school uniform to Children and basic minimum kit to the Anganwadi Centres for improving the learning infrastructure. For the raw material supply in this project District Administration shall place orders to the local farmer cooperatives to encourage them to shift towards natural farming of millets.
All the ingredients used in this project are cultivated through natural agricultural practices without use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides. Mahua laddus will be prepared and supplied to the Anganwadi centers by Adivasi Mahila Sahakara Sangham, mentioned in the press statement.
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