The Melghat region of Maharashtra exhibits vast forest land and tribal population where agriculture is naturally the source of income and food. In the summers, this area suffers from an acute water shortage. This pushes the residents to look for paid labor work in urban settlements. Due to inconsistent nutrition, water shortage, and lack of knowledge, children here suffer from malnutrition and have a higher risk of mortality.
NAOS and Action Against Hunger collaborated in December 2017, to work together towards improving the health indicators in the community In a block called Dharni. This integrated project brings together components of nutrition & health, Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Food Security & Livelihood (FSL).