Ministry of Women and Child Development

Smart Anganwadi Project

Posted On: 05 AUG 2021 5:29PM by PIB Delhi

Anganwadi Services under Umbrella ICDS Scheme is one of the ongoing flagship programmes of the Government of India for early childhood care and development. The beneficiaries under this scheme are children in the age group of 0-6 years, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Under Anganwadi Services, a package of six services, namely, (i) Supplementary Nutrition; (ii) Pre-school Non-formal Education; (iii) Nutrition & Health Education; (iv) Immunization; (v) Health Check-up; and (vi) Referral Services is being provided to all eligible beneficiaries. Three of the six services, viz., immunization, health check-up and referral services, are related to health and are provided by NRHM & Public Health Infrastructure.

The Scheme operates through a network of 7075 fully operational Projects and 13.87 lakh AWCs as on March, 2021.

The list of non- functional Anganwadi Kendras State/ UT-wise is at Annexure-1. From time to time Ministry advises States/UTs to operationalize the Anganwadi centres which are non operational. Further, in various meetings, States/ UTs have been advised to expedite the operationalization of the non-functional AWCs for the benefit of the people.

 Smart Anganwadi Project is an initiative of Government of Kerala for improving the service delivered at Anganwadi Centre for overall physical and mental development of children. The State has finalized 6 types of plans and estimates for the construction of Anganwadi Buildings on the basis of availability of land. It provides space for class rooms, dining hall, kitchen, store room, creative zone, indoor and outdoor play area. The funds have been provided by the State Government and LSGD Institutions.

The first Smart Anganwadi building in the State of Kerala is under construction in Thiruvananthapuram District under Thiruvananthapuram Urban II ICDS Project. The project cost for the same is Rs.44,94,518/-, for which sufficient funds have been provided by the State Government of Kerala. 80% of the construction of Anganwadi Building has been completed.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Annexure I

State/UT wise AWCs data as on March 2021

S. No.

State/UT

Sanctioned

Operational

Non Operational

1

Andhra Pradesh #

55607

55607

0

2

Arunachal Pradesh

6225

6225

0

3

Assam

62153

62153

0

4

Bihar

115009

111468

3541

5

Chhatisgarh

52474

51583

891

6

Goa #

1262

1262

0

7

Gujarat

53029

53029

0

8

Haryana

25962

25962

0

9

Himachal Pradesh

18925

18925

0

10

Jharkhand

38432

38432

0

11

Karnataka

65911

65911

0

12

Kerala

33318

33244

74

13

Madhya Pradesh

97135

97135

0

14

Maharashtra

110486

110219

267

15

Manipur #

11510

11510

0

16

Meghalaya

5896

5896

0

17

Mizoram

2244

2244

0

18

Nagaland

3980

3980

0

19

Odisha

74154

72587

1567

20

Punjab

27314

27304

10

21

Rajasthan

62010

61974

36

22

Sikkim

1308

1308

0

23

Tamil Nadu

54439

54439

0

24

Telangana #

35700

35634

66

25

Tripura

10145

9911

234

26

Uttar Pradesh

190145

189309

836

27

Uttrakhand

20067

20067

0

28

West Bengal # *

119481

117076

2405

29

A & N Islands

720

720

0

30

Chandigarh

450

450

0

31

Dadra & N Haveli and Daman & Diu

409

409

0

32

Delhi

10897

10897

0

33

Jammu & Kashmir

30765

28460

2305

34

Ladakh

1173

1140

33

35

Lakshadweep

107

107

0

36

Puducherry

855

855

0

Total

1399697

1387432

12265

 

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