Mahyco Monsanto’s “School Nutrition Project” benefits over 7,000 students across Bangalore

12/20/2017

Bangalore, Wednesday, December 20, 2017: Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (India) Pvt. Ltd (MMB) in partnership with Akshaya Patra, a not-for-profit organization, has completed the first year of its "School Nutrition Project" in Bangalore. The project, a part of the company’s CSR initiative, has benefitted over 7,000 students across Bangalore.

The "School Nutrition Project" aims to address issues of malnutrition in children in their formative years, most of whom have limited or no access to nutritious food or awareness on importance of the same in their daily diets. This project ensures school going children benefit from nutritious meals in their formative years. As a part of the project, hygiene kits have also been distributed and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) councils, consisting of senior students from the school, constituted to create awareness and promote adoption of hygienic practices to reduce health issues.

As a part of its CSR policy, MMB identifies sections of the society that require support and assistance and contributes to their growth and development. The "School Nutrition Project" is presently being run in 29 schools across Bangalore.

Dhanalakshmi Ramachandra, CSR & Sustainability Lead, Monsanto India said, "Nutrition and education are closely linked. Well-fed children can concentrate and learn better at school. Through the ‘School Nutrition Project’, we ensure that needy children are provided a balanced meal and educated on personal and community hygiene practices."

Since the inception of the ‘School Nutrition Project’ in 2016, school managements in Bangalore have observed steady growth in school enrollment and attendance.

As a responsible corporate, MMB has always remained committed to making a difference to the lives of farmers and rural communities – people that it touches through its products, efforts in the field, or through its philanthropic activities.