In order to create “smoke free atmosphere” in Anganwadi centres, Modernisation of Anganwadi centres have been taken up by which LPG connection with Gas Stove, Pressure Cooker and construction of Kitchen Platform by dovetailing funds under Member of Legislative Assembly Constitution Development Scheme (MLACDS). So far 52,628 Anganwadi centres have been provided with LPG connection.
Many initiatives have been taken by the Government, to ensure that every Anganwadi centre is provided with a pucca building with all relevant infrastructures like, separate room for children, separate kitchen for cooking, store room for storing food items, child friendly toilets and space for playing. The total land area of the site for construction of Anganwadi centre is 1500-2000 sq.ft. out of which the built up area should be at least 600 sq.ft.
The construction of Anganwadi centres is being carried out in convergence with MGNREGA of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department and ICDS Construction of new building to 3,000 Anganwadi centres were taken up during 2016-2017 to 2018-19. For the year 2019-2020, Government has proposed to construct new buildings to 1303 Anganwadi centres.