About
TATA TRUSTS

Tata Trusts are amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations. Since its inception, Tata Trusts have played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of charity and introducing the concept of philanthropy to make a real difference to communities. The Trusts engage with competent individuals and government bodies, international agencies and like-minded private sector organisations to nurture a self-sustaining eco-system that collectively works across various areas.
Tata Trusts has adopted a multi-pronged approach to be able to address the issue of malnutrition effectively and at scale. Tata Trusts will make strategic investments that will play a gap filling or a catalytic role in the ecosystem and engender better health outcomes. The effort broadly, has been to look for existing and emerging platforms to deliver enhanced nutrition. To address the challenge of stunting, Tata Trusts are taking an intense multi-sectoral approach looking at maternal care, water and sanitation, behavioural change communication and poverty alleviation in an integrated way. To address the challenge of micronutrient deficiencies, Tata Trusts are looking at fortification of staple food vehicles such as flour, salt, oil, and milk.

Focus Area

Maternal health and Child care (for e.g. Maternal and child micro-nutrient/ dietary supplementation/ Food fortification for children, women and general population/ Iron Folic Acid supplementation/ Vitamin A supplementation)

Target State

Mumbai

Objectives

The oil fortification project was conceived to fortify edible oil across states, so that benefits of Vitamin A and D reach to all individuals.
To catalyze the efforts of FSSAI, who released fortifcation standards for edible oil with vitamin A and D, this project has been started. Following are the key objectives:
1) To built capacity for oil fortification in the industry. Create awareness around new fortification standards for edible oil and provide technical assiatance to industry on fortification.
2) To create awareness about the importance of good nutrition and food fortification and in turn improve demand for fortified foods
3)To improve nutritional status with respect to vitamin A and D
4) To replicable models at state level
5) To advocate for mandatory fortification of Oil at national level. This in turn will force the state level oil miilers to adopt oil fortification.

Tata Trusts are amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations. Since its inception, Tata Trusts have played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of charity and introducing the concept of philanthropy to make a real difference to communities. The Trusts engage with competent individuals and government bodies, international agencies and like-minded private sector organisations to nurture a self-sustaining eco-system that collectively works across various areas.
Tata Trusts has adopted a multi-pronged approach to be able to address the issue of malnutrition effectively and at scale. Tata Trusts will make strategic investments that will play a gap filling or a catalytic role in the ecosystem and engender better health outcomes. The effort broadly, has been to look for existing and emerging platforms to deliver enhanced nutrition. To address the challenge of stunting, Tata Trusts are taking an intense multi-sectoral approach looking at maternal care, water and sanitation, behavioural change communication and poverty alleviation in an integrated way. To address the challenge of micronutrient deficiencies, Tata Trusts are looking at fortification of staple food vehicles such as flour, salt, oil, and milk.

Mumbai

Maternal health and Child care (for e.g. Maternal and child micro-nutrient/ dietary supplementation/ Food fortification for children, women and general population/ Iron Folic Acid supplementation/ Vitamin A supplementation)

Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana

All districts

The oil fortification project was conceived to fortify edible oil across states, so that benefits of Vitamin A and D reach to all individuals.
To catalyze the efforts of FSSAI, who released fortifcation standards for edible oil with vitamin A and D, this project has been started. Following are the key objectives:
1) To built capacity for oil fortification in the industry. Create awareness around new fortification standards for edible oil and provide technical assiatance to industry on fortification.
2) To create awareness about the importance of good nutrition and food fortification and in turn improve demand for fortified foods
3)To improve nutritional status with respect to vitamin A and D
4) To replicable models at state level
5) To advocate for mandatory fortification of Oil at national level. This in turn will force the state level oil miilers to adopt oil fortification.

CSR

NA

The implementation of the oil fortification project is aimed to achieve the following outputs:
1)The project will contribute in reducing insufficiency of Vitamin A and D in the population
2)Built capacity and enable fortification by large, medium millers
3) Increased demand of fortified oil in the market
4) Availability of right quality of fortified oil
Key activities that revolve around the project are 1) Policy and Advocacy: Round table discussions , project launch
2) Training and capacity building: Tenchal supoort to industry partners
3) Communication and consumer awareness: establish identfication of +f logo and its assocation with forified oil
4) Monitoring and Evaluation : quality control of samples and evaluation of project implementation

It is expected that around 9MMT oil will be fortified and around 750million individuals will be impacted.

Yes

NGO/Development organisations

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

No

NA

NA

No

NA

NA

NA

NA

1) Market aggregated around big players
2) Scattered small and medium local millers
3) Lack of awareness among consumers
4) Fortification of loose oil (sold without packaging)

NA

NA


About
Tata Chemicals Ltd

Tata Chemicals is a global company that serves a diverse set of customers across five continents with interests that focus on LIFE - Living Essentials (Consumer Products), Industry Essentials (Inorganic chemicals) and Farm Essentials (Crop protection and Agri inputs).
Through our Consumer facing, India focused portfolio, we have positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians through the Iodised Vacuum Dried Tata Salt which is a household name and TCL is a pioneer and market leader in this category.

In spirit, our journey of Nourish India is like the mission of Iodizing India that we undertook more than three decades ago. Tata Chemicals with its Sampann range of products aim to restore traditional nourishment in modern lives through science. Be it branded staples, value added Ready to assemble or Ready to eat products, the Tata Sampann range promises nourishment along with taste & convenience. The product range is being built with the broad objective of addressing the most prevalent deficiencies in India like Protein, Iron and specific aspects of health like Gut health etc. We started our journey with unpolished protein rich Pulses and naturally oil rich spices. Very recently we have launched a range of Protein and fibre rich nutrimixes, Fibre rich 6 grain khichdi mix and Organic range of pulses.

Focus Area

Maternal health and Child care (for e.g. Maternal and child micro-nutrient/ dietary supplementation/ Food fortification for children, women and general population/ Iron Folic Acid supplementation/ Vitamin A supplementation);b. Infant and Young Child Feeding practices (for e.g. Appropriate care-giving and feeding behavior e.g. exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding/ minimum dietary diversity/ responsive feeding, feeding behaviors and stimulation);c. Disease management (for e.g. de-worming and diarrhea control/ treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition/ reduction in stunting/ nutrition interventions in emergencies);d. Consumer awareness (for e.g. Dietary diversification);e. Maternal health (for e.g. Reproductive and health services to improve birth spacing, nutrition for pregnant and lactating women)

Target State

Mumbai

Objectives

Vision: To promote positive Health and prevent Malnutrition in children leading to enhanced nutritional status of the community as a whole in the given demographic population.
Addressing nutritional need of children and women (pregnant and lactating); creating awareness in the community regarding the importance of nutrition.
To reduce the incidences of under-nutrition i.e. Stunting, wasting and underweight.
Improve water, sanitation, and hygiene practices
At the end of the project the following outcomes are expected:
Improve in the nutritional status of children and women.
Decrease in the prevalence of anaemia in women and the children.
Decrease in rate of low birth weight babies.
Increase in the level of awareness about the importance of nutrition and locally available nutritional food in the specific demographic population.
Increased capacity at all levels for action.
Regular monitoring & tracking of the above parameters are being done.

Tata Chemicals is a global company that serves a diverse set of customers across five continents with interests that focus on LIFE - Living Essentials (Consumer Products), Industry Essentials (Inorganic chemicals) and Farm Essentials (Crop protection and Agri inputs).
Through our Consumer facing, India focused portfolio, we have positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians through the Iodised Vacuum Dried Tata Salt which is a household name and TCL is a pioneer and market leader in this category.

In spirit, our journey of Nourish India is like the mission of Iodizing India that we undertook more than three decades ago. Tata Chemicals with its Sampann range of products aim to restore traditional nourishment in modern lives through science. Be it branded staples, value added Ready to assemble or Ready to eat products, the Tata Sampann range promises nourishment along with taste & convenience. The product range is being built with the broad objective of addressing the most prevalent deficiencies in India like Protein, Iron and specific aspects of health like Gut health etc. We started our journey with unpolished protein rich Pulses and naturally oil rich spices. Very recently we have launched a range of Protein and fibre rich nutrimixes, Fibre rich 6 grain khichdi mix and Organic range of pulses.

Mumbai

Maternal health and Child care (for e.g. Maternal and child micro-nutrient/ dietary supplementation/ Food fortification for children, women and general population/ Iron Folic Acid supplementation/ Vitamin A supplementation);b. Infant and Young Child Feeding practices (for e.g. Appropriate care-giving and feeding behavior e.g. exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding/ minimum dietary diversity/ responsive feeding, feeding behaviors and stimulation);c. Disease management (for e.g. de-worming and diarrhea control/ treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition/ reduction in stunting/ nutrition interventions in emergencies);d. Consumer awareness (for e.g. Dietary diversification);e. Maternal health (for e.g. Reproductive and health services to improve birth spacing, nutrition for pregnant and lactating women)

xv. Madhya Pradesh;xvi. Maharashtra

Pati block, District - Barwani (Madhya Pradesh)
Dharni block, District - Amravati (Maharashtra)

Vision: To promote positive Health and prevent Malnutrition in children leading to enhanced nutritional status of the community as a whole in the given demographic population.
Addressing nutritional need of children and women (pregnant and lactating); creating awareness in the community regarding the importance of nutrition.
To reduce the incidences of under-nutrition i.e. Stunting, wasting and underweight.
Improve water, sanitation, and hygiene practices
At the end of the project the following outcomes are expected:
Improve in the nutritional status of children and women.
Decrease in the prevalence of anaemia in women and the children.
Decrease in rate of low birth weight babies.
Increase in the level of awareness about the importance of nutrition and locally available nutritional food in the specific demographic population.
Increased capacity at all levels for action.
Regular monitoring & tracking of the above parameters are being done.

CSR

NA

Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) implements the interventions in close collaboration with the Governmenté─˘s health machinery, non-profit organisations and self-help groups (SHGs), to ensure that the interventions are self-sustaining. Efforts will be in the direction so as to change the behaviour of community members and environments in taking knowledge to practice for improved maternal, new-born, and child health and nutritional (MNCHN) statusé─¨. Below are major interventions of the project:
A .Community: Campaign & awareness
- Public support: creating an enabling environment for change.
- Efforts will be in the direction so as to change the behaviour of community members and environments in taking knowledge to practice for improved maternal, new-born, and child health and nutritional (MNCHN) status.
B. Anaemia Prevention
- Creating awareness about anaemia, its causes and consequences along with its probable solutions.
- Haemoglobin estimation by TCSRD team (biannual): pregnant and lactating women
- Deworming: under 2 children and pregnant & lactating women. TCSRD carryout this activity in collaboration with government machineries at an interval of 6 months
- Iron folic acid tablets/syrup distribution: weekly /daily as per the requirement and ensuring its consumption by the target group.
C. Village Health and Nutrition Day (VHND): VHND is the most important platform for providing health and nutrition services to the last person standing and any effort to strengthen VHNDs would go a long way in improving the status of health and nutrition indicators.
D. Promotion of House hold kitchen Gardens (HKG): Traditional gardens typically exhibit wide diversity of crops, trees and shrubs, well adapted to local microclimates and maintained with a minimum of purchased inputs. Usually, the functions and output of the home garden complement field agriculture. Whereas field crops provide the bulk of energy needed by the household, the garden supplements the diet with vitamin-rich vegetables and fruits, energy-rich vegetable staples, herbs and condiments.
E. Supply of Supplementary food:
Community management of acute undernutrition by providing nutritional counselling, awareness sessions and supply of supplementary food as and when required, where malnourished children receive treatment suited to their nutritional needs. Intention is to promote consumption of locally available nutritious foods. A fortified food or micro-nutrient supplement would be provided where the minimum required diet is not met using the available resources.

Direct target population:
o Pregnant mothers (9 months): Good maternal nutrition during pregnancy promotes healthy weight of the new-born.
o Lactating mothers (6 months): Good maternal nutrition during breastfeeding promotes baby's healthy growth.
o Children less than two years (0- 24months): Good nutrition from birth to two years is the most important foundation for baby to grow healthy and bright.
o Government Health Staff: Capacity building of frontline workers (AAA- ASHA, AWW &ANM) by creating a AAA platform (VHND)for the convergent action to curb the problem of Malnutrition in the specified demographic population.
Indirect target population: Interventions are planned with vision to enhance the nutritional status of the Community as a whole.

No

NA

None, apart from the concerned government departments e.g. ICDS and District Health department.

Yes

The activities are planned considering the data from various sources like (1) International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2016 (2) Comprehensive Nutrition Survey of Maharashtra (CNSM) 2012 and (3) UNICEF 2009. The findings are still under process.

It is an ongoing project (first phase of operations are planned till 2020).

Yes

To achieve sustainable outcomes, TCSRD usually works in close collaboration with the government system. Some other organizations (NGOs or agencies) working with common objectives.

The Nutrition project is in its initial phase. Results are yet to arrive.
To measure the difference thus created, TCSRD conducted baseline survey at both the project locations.
To measure the project achievements we have set some health and nutrition indicators related to out project interventions which will help us in evaluating the outcomes at the end of the project. Some of the indicators are Prevalence rate of anemia among pregrant & lactating women and adolescent girls (severe & moderate), Incidences of worm infection, Incidences of low birth weight cases in the area, Nos. of underweight children (under five year), households with kitchen gardens (seeds & sapling distribution, survival rate etc.).

Under consideration. Not yet finalized.

"Case Study 1: The TCSRD team during the regular field visits in the study area came across a household in Baru (Amravati) which had an alarming story to tell. It was the 3rd child in the house born on 28th September 2017 with a weight of 1.5kg at birth (coming under the severely acutely malnourished category). The previous 2 children of the family were low in their birth weight and they both died at the early age of 6.5 and 7 months respectively. The mother was also found to be anaemic and also went through critical phases during pregnancy and labour. The TCSRD team visited the household often for counselling. They also distributed vegetable seeds to them to be cultivated in their plot adjacent to the house. The family had sufficient space for plantations even in the farm with water available from the well facility. The mother spoke in grief admitting to the fact that the family did not get enough to eat. Even though they have land as their primary resource, there is no proper guidance for them at the farm since their é─˛head of the familyé─˘ passed away. With constant check-up along with intensive care at the hospital and examination centre, the child and mother have witnessed improvement in the health. The weight of the baby has grown by 300 grams and the mother has become more aware of the nutritional needs. She appreciates dearly the efforts of the TCSRD.

Case Study 2: Shanti Kende Kasdekar
At the age of 30, it is the fourth time she has got pregnant. Her expected date of delivery (EDD) was 31st May 2018. When our team made the registrations the Hb was found to be at 6.4 grams and she was immediately referred to SDH, Dharni on 12th November 2017 for iron and sucrose injection. On 3rd January 2018, our team followed-up on the case and found the Hb to be 7.2 grams which was maintained with the help of IFA and diet. But again on 2nd April 2018, our field worker referred patient for a gynaecologist opinion to help understand current situation. It was found that she had not consumed IFA regularly and hence the Hb had dropped. Since then Shanti and her family has been provided with nutritional and ANC counselling on regular basis by TCSRD team. A few days prior to her delivery date her Hb was reported at 9.2 grams."

TCSRD nutrition project has a very clear objective of focusing on é─˙First 1000 days of lifeé─¨. Special Strategy is adhered to promote home and community based nutrition solutions /dietary interventions to combat malnourishment and anemic conditions. Since the project is not in our plant locations, we did face difficulties in obtaining the local resources and creating rapport with the local communities but gradually things have improved. The involvement of the health staff was reserved, initially they were not coming forward or hesitant for support in TCSRDé─˘s activities. Gradually they realized that we have a common objective to serve Now the scenario is improving day by day. The tribal community in many villages has been guided by local bhagats and hence remains restrictive in adopting modern scientific techniques for treatment of any kind of ailments. They prefer to go to local healer instead of doctors due to their easy availability. Lack of basic local transport is another big issue. There are a lot of social and cultural practices the tribals adopt in their everyday lives, like a pregnant woman is not allowed to eat egg or any non-vegetarian food. But with time things have started moving in some positive manner.

The Nutrition project is in its initial phase. The project duration is of three years. We are in the very first year of the project. Results are yet to arrive.
Both the project locations are typical tribal belt with approximately 80% of schedule caste population.
Lack of basic means of transportation and communication affected the project activities to a great extent. It was quiet difficult to find the required human resource for the project from the local community.
District administration was very supportive and positive towards our nutrition project. Availability of resources from the organization was never an issue.

The Nutrition project is in its initial phase. The project duration is of three years. We are in the very first year of the project. Results are yet to arrive.
Both the project locations are typical tribal belt with approximately 80% of schedule caste population.
Lack of basic means of transportation and communication affected the project activities to a great extent. It was quiet difficult to find the required human resource for the project from the local community.
District administration was very supportive and positive towards our nutrition project. Availability of resources from the organization was never an issue.