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Anil Agarwal Foundation's multifaceted program touched 44 million lives

Anil Agarwal Foundation's multifaceted program touched 44 million lives

The Anil Agarwal Foundation (AAF), the social impact arm of Vedanta Limited, released its annual Social Impact Report for the fiscal 2022-2023. It revealed that AAF dedicated INR 454 crores in FY22-23 across a diverse range of transformative initiatives reaffirming its mission to uplift and empower communities. Over the past fiscal, AAF's multifaceted program touched the lives of over 44 million people out of which 4.39 million people benefitted directly from social impact initiatives of AAF across 1268 Indian villages.

Priya Agarwal Hebbar, Chairperson, Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Non-Executive Director, Vedanta Ltd, & Anchor, The Animal Care Organization (TACO) said, "At Vedanta, we believe in doing business with a purpose. Social impact is at the very core of who we are and what we do. Giving back is a most cherished principal for our Chairman, Mr. Anil Agarwal. Our commitment to transforming communities and preserving our planet is unwavering.”

Another milestone that AAF reached through Project Nand Ghar’s nutrition pillar was the launch of multi-millet nutri bars for children in Anganwadis to supplement the daily diet of children with the right nutrition thus improving their nutritional intake. 

To improve the future of animal health and well-being, Anil Agarwal Foundation launched The Animal Care Organization (TACO) in April 2022, a unique animal welfare project guided by the principle of ‘One Health’ to provide top-notch infrastructure, veterinary services, training, and shelters. 

AAF’s parent company Vedanta joined hands with Procam to launch Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon and brought people together for the noble cause of RunForZeroHunger. The cause gained momentum through other marquee sporting events as well such as Vedanta Pink City Half Marathon held in Jaipur, and partnerships with the Mumbai and Bangalore marathons. 

Skilling and livelihood projects across the Foundation empowered 44,000 women and developed them into community leaders. Furthermore, AAF improved the living conditions for 0.62 million people through projects ensuring access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities.