20 January, 2021

Nayara Energy Building A Better Future For Devibhumi Dwarka District In Gujarat

Outlook India spoke with Mr Anup Vikal, Chief Financial Officer, Nayara Energy, on Project Tushti. Excerpts from the interview:

Nayara Energy Building A Better Future For Devibhumi Dwarka District In Gujarat

The smiling, bright faces of children amid a lush green backdrop, the neat and clean village streets, eager villagers crowding around a mobile clinic, a doctor examining a child. These small vignettes say it all – about the crucial outreach in health, nutrition and sanitation that Nayara Energy (formerly Essar Oil) is doing in Devbhumi Dwarka district in Gujarat.

Nayara Energy, which operates a 20 million tonnes a year oil refinery at Vadinar, has inked an MoU with the Gujarat Government to make Devbhumi Dwarka free from any cases of malnutrition. Along with its partners Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar and John Snow India Pvt Ltd (JSI India), the company is implementing ‘Project Tushti’ in 249 villages spread over four blocks in Devbhumi Dwarka.

The company is investing significant financial resources in the project that aims to ensure enhanced coordination among the ground health workers, like Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANM), Anganwadi Workers (AWW) and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA). The region already has over 630 AWWs...



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