Anganwadi Centres

Anganwadi - Centres

Construction of new building to anganwadi centres

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.

Modernization of anganwadi centres

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.

Provision of drinking water facility to anganwadi centres

To ensure that all Anganwadi centres are provided with drinking water facility in a phased manner, a sum of `1.13 crore was sanctioned for provision of drinking water facility in 1132 Anganwadi Centres @ `10,000/- per Anganwadi centre for the year 2018-19. The work has been completed.

Provision of baby friendly toilet in anganwadi centres

To encourage the habit of using toilet among children, provision of baby friendly toilets in all Anganwadi centres is being planned in a phased manner. For the construction of 1452 baby friendly toilets, a sum of `1.74 crore has been sanctioned during 2018-2019. The construction is under progress in convergence with Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department.

Upgradation of anganwadi centres

In order to enhance the infrastructure facilities in all the Anganwadi Centres functioning in Government building, Rs.25.20 crore has been sanctioned for upgrading 1260 Anganwadi Centres at the rate of `2.00 lakh per Anganwadi centre for carrying out the following works


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