Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
Tata Trusts makes an immediate commitment to invest USD 50 million to achieve stunting and anaemia reduction in India, over next 5 years, 2018 to 2022. The goals of the investment are:
- 30% reduction in stunting in children below 5 years in the project areas in 3 years.
- 40% reduction in anaemia in children and women of reproductive age and children below 2 years in 5 years.
- Reach of over 10 million under-5 children and 300,000 pregnant and lactating women by end of 2020.
Tata Trusts has invested INR 500,000,000/- equivalent of USD 7.5 million in programs in 10 districts in 3 states, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. The goal of the program - women of reproductive age and children in the demonstration districts achieve sustainable improvement in their nutrition and health status. Stunting reduction and reduction in prevalence of anaemia are the key outcome indicator of improved nutritional status of the population. Current population reach is over 6 million children and 200000 PLWs. Baseline evaluation has been completed in sample areas and results will be reported in subsequent years.
Support to National Nutrition Mission – Tata Trusts is the Principal Partner to Ministry of Women and Child Development, government of India. The Trusts have invested so far INR 250,000,000/- equivalent of USD 3.75 million through Swasth Bharat Prerak program (National Nutrition Fellowship) and other support to National Nutrition Mission. The Tata Trusts have invested in various technologies in rolling out staple food fortification with micronutrients in the country.
The Trusts have invested over INR 200,000,000 equivalent to USD 3 Million in building premix capacities in double fortified salt and helping Oil manufactures and milk cooperatives in Fortifying Oil and milk.
Financial investments exceed annual average requirement to meet target of USD 50 million.