Department of Women and Child Development ( DWCD ), Government of Maharashtra ( GoM ) through Integrated Child Development Scheme( ICDS ) has focused approach to improve the nutritional status of children in Maharashtra.
home To give a large impetus to the issue of child health, Government of Maharashtra issued a Gazetteer that allows the Public- Private Partnership ( PPP) through Corporate Social Responsibility( CSR ) of the lead companies in Maharashtra. JSW is the first corporate which joined hands with The GoM in addressing the issue of child malnutrition since the issuance of the Gazetteer. After a very careful and meticulously planned comprehensive intervention strategy, both GoM and JSW Foundation signed a MoU in this regard on January 16, 2014 in the presence of the Hon’ble Minister for the Department of WCD and Chairperson, JSW Foundation.GoM has identified 15 districts as severely affected by malnutrition. Both Thane and Palghar are one of these 15 districts and predominantly tribal. The nutrition status is very appalling here in terms of indicators though it is in the backyard of Mumbai (the financial capital of India).
To facilitate the development of a comprehensive and sustainable approach for eliminating every preventable and treatable incidence of malnutrition among adolescent girls,  mothers ( both pregnant and lactating) and children below the age of six years in Palghar district, leading to a scalable and replicable model for the country.
Duration: Six years ( 2014-20)