Bandhan-Konnagar, an NGO working on different social programmes in the rural economy of the country, is planning to expand its health outreach programme to more villages.
In the first phase of the programme with assistance from HDFC Life Insurance's CSR initiative, the NGO had already covered more than 5000 villages on issues such as malnutrition, good hygiene habits and safe drinking water, its founder-mentor Chandra Sekhar Ghosh said here today.
"In the second phase, we want to take the programme to 7500 villages of the country. In the first phase, six districts of West Bengal had been covered, besides a few in other states like Jharkhand and Odisha", Ghosh said.
He said the project concluded with a total of 11 lakh households and more than 50,000 children under age of five years.
"The intervention had resulted in significant reduction in the prevalence of malnutrition in the targeted communities," he claimed.
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