Ministry of Women and Child Development

Vegetable Cultivation in Anganwadi Centres

Posted On: 22 NOV 2019 2:23PM by PIB Delhi

 

States and UTs are encouraged by the Government of India to develop kitchen gardens at the Anganwadi Centre premises to provide healthy food for children.

 

The Anganwadi Services {under Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme} envisages the Anganwadi Workers & Helpers as honorary workers from local community who come forward to render their services, on part time basis, in the area of child care and development. Being honorarium workers, they are paid monthly honoraria as decided by Government from time to time.

The Government of India has recently enhanced the honorarium of Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) at main-Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) from Rs. 3,000/- to Rs. 4,500/- per month; AWWs at mini-AWCs from Rs. 2,250/- to Rs. 3,500/- per month; Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) from Rs 1,500/- to Rs. 2,250/- per month; and introduced performance linked incentive of Rs. 250/- per month to AWHs, effective from 1st October, 2018. AWWs are paid Rs. 500/- per month under POSHAN Abhiyaan for using ICDS-CAS. Besides this, many States/UTs are also giving additional honorarium to Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers out of their own resources for any additional work assigned to them. Statement indicating additional honorarium paid by States/UTs to AWWs/AWHs is placed at Annexure-I.

Under the Social Security benefits, Anganwadi Workers (AWWs)/ Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) in the age group of 18-50 years are covered under Pradhan MantriJeevanJyotiBimaYojana (PMJJBY) providing life cover of ₹ 2.00 Lakh, those in the age group of 18-59 years are covered under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha BimaYojana (PMSBY) for accidental cover of ₹ 2.00 Lakh / ₹ 1.00 Lakh and those in the age group of 51-59 years (closed group as on 01.06.2017) are covered with the modified AnganwadiKaryakartiBimaYojana (AKBY) for life cover of ₹ 30,000/-. The AWWs/AWHs are also provided Female Critical Illness benefits of ₹ 20,000/- on diagnosis of identified illness and scholarships to their children studying in 9th to 12th Standard (including ITI courses). These social security benefits to AWWs/AWHs are being provided in association with the LIC.

AWWs and AWHs are also entitled for Supplementary Nutrition under the Anganwadi Services Scheme. The scale of nutrition is the same as that for Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers.

POSHAN Abhiyaan empowers the frontline functionaries i.e. Anganwadi Workers and Lady Supervisors by providing them with smart phones. ICDS-Common Application Software /(ICDS-CAS) have been developed under POSHAN Abhiyaan which enables data capture, ensures assigned service delivery and prompts for interventions wherever required. It enables collection of information on ICDS service delivery interventions and its impact on nutrition outcomes in beneficiaries.

This data/information is then available on web-based ICDS-CAS dashboard on a near real time basis, for monitoring, to the supervisory staff at Block, District, State and National level for action and decision making at their end. The dashboard displays data and provides reports on various programme areas to the administrative officers to interpret and use the information for improving service delivery. As on 17.11.2019, 5,26,869 Anganwadi Workers are using the ICDS-CAS Application across 36 States/UTs as per details in Annexure-II.

Annexure-I

S. No.

States/UTs

Additional honorarium given by States/UTs (In Rs.)

Anganwadi Workers (AWW)

Anganwadi Helper (AWH)

  1.  

Andaman & Nicobar

3000

2500

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

1200

700

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

Nil

Nil

  1.  

Assam

2000

1000

  1.  

Bihar

750

375

  1.  

Chandigarh

2000

1000

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

2000

1000

  1.  

Dadra Nagar Haveli

1000

600

  1.  

Daman & Diu

1000

600

  1.  

Delhi

6678

3339

  1.  

Goa

3062-11937*

3000-6000*

  1.  

Gujarat

3300

1700

  1.  

Haryana

7286-8429*

4215

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

1750

900

  1.  

Jammu & Kashmir

600

340

  1.  

Jharkhand

1400

700

  1.  

Karnataka

5000

2500

  1.  

Kerala

2000

2000

  1.  

Lakshadweep

3000

2000

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

7000

3500

  1.  

Maharashtra

2000

1000

  1.  

Manipur

100

50

  1.  

Meghalaya

Nil

Nil

  1.  

Odisha

1000

500

  1.  

Puducherry

600

300

  1.  

Punjab

2600

1300

  1.  

Rajasthan

1724-1736*

1065

  1.  

Sikkim

2225

1500

  1.  

Uttarakhand

3000

1500

  1.  

West Bengal

1300

1300

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

1000

500

  1.  

Nagaland

Nil

Nil

  1.  

Mizoram

294-306*

150

  1.  

Tamil nadu

6750 (that includes  pay-2500, GP-500, & DA-3750)

4275 (that includes  pay-1500, GP-400, & DA-2375)

  1.  

Telangana

6000

3750

  1.  

Tripura

2865

1924

* Depending on the qualification and/or number of years of service

                                                Annexure- II

S. No.

Name of State/UT

Number of Anganwadi covered through ICDS-CAS Application (as on 17.11.2019)

  1.  

A &  N Islands

713

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

55585

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

0

  1.  

Assam

4262

  1.  

Bihar

50271

  1.  

Chandigarh

450

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

10473

  1.  

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

303

  1.  

Daman and Diu

102

  1.  

Delhi

8775

  1.  

Goa

821

  1.  

Gujarat

52923

  1.  

Haryana

0

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

18861

  1.  

Jammu and Kashmir

0

  1.  

Jharkhand

11115

  1.  

Karnataka

0

  1.  

Kerala

8905

  1.  

Lakshadweep

0

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

27811

  1.  

Maharashtra

109611

  1.  

Manipur

0

  1.  

Meghalaya

5797

  1.  

Mizoram

2244

  1.  

Nagaland

3647

  1.  

Odisha

0

  1.  

Puducherry

848

  1.  

Punjab

0

  1.  

Rajasthan

20753

  1.  

Sikkim

821

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

54400

  1.  

Telangana

11157

  1.  

Tripura

0

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

51787

  1.  

Uttarakhand

14434

  1.  

West Bengal

0

 

Total

5,26,869

 

 

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, SmritiZubinIrani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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