Mineral Enterprises Limited partners with Smile Foundation to provide healthcare services to remote rural areas


Mineral Enterprise Limited (MEL) has partnered with Smile Foundation to implement the ‘Smile on Wheels’ project that will provide primary healthcare services to underserved communities in Chitradurga district and Dharawad district. In the first phase (2016), MEL’s support to the purpose-built Mobile Medical Unit enables underserved rural communities in Chitradurga and Dharawad to avail doorstep access to a team of doctors and nurses and state-of-the-art medical equipment and facilities such as basic pathological testing. The programme also envisages setting up referral linkages with local hospitals over the long-term. So far the project has benefitted approx. 45,000 beneficiaries and will further reach out to another 45000 beneficiaries.

Mineral Enterprise Limited (MEL) is a Mining Company engaged in international standard iron and manganese ore recovery. Well-known for its in-specification quality ore and on-time delivery, MEL is a preferred vendor for many prominent international steel manufacturers. The company is highly committed to environment and safety, and employs conscientious and collaborative mining practices. MEL’s sound reputation is backed by an 8-decade sound industry experience. The company is also extensively involved in infrastructure development.

Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation directly benefitting over 400,000 children and their families every year, through more than 200 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 950 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.