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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
21-July-2017 13:36 IST
Construction of Anganwadi Centres

 

There are 14.00 lakhs sanctioned Anganwadi Centres against which 13.55 lakhs are operational under ICDS Scheme in the Country as on 31.3.2017.

 

The number of Anganwadi/ mini-Anganwadi Centres (AWCs/ mini-AWCs) having their own buildings/rented building/rent free buildings and basic facilities like toilet and drinking water as on 31.12.2016 are as under :

 

Sanctioned  AWCs/ mini-AWCs

14,00,000

Operational AWCs/ mini-AWCs

13,52,045

AWCs/ mini-AWCs having drinking water facilities

9,48,078 (70.12%)

AWCs/ mini-AWCs having toilet facilities

8,52,473 (63.05%)

Government Building of AWCs (Kutcha + Pucca)*

3,83,510

Rented Building of AWWs/AWHs House & Others (Kutcha + Pucca)*

4,41,880

*As on 16.09.2016  

 

 

For construction of AWCs in convergence with Ministry of Rural Development,  joint guidelines were issued by Ministries of Women & Child Development, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj on 17.02.2016 for construction of 4 lakhs Anganwadi Centre Buildings across the country under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).  Under convergence, plan expenditure up to Rs.5.00 lakh per AWC building is allowed from MGNREGS.  Expenditure beyond Rs.5.00 lakh per AWC including finishing, flooring, painting, plumbing, electrification, wood work etc. to the extent of Rs.2.00 lakh is met from the ICDS funds in the existing cost sharing ratio between Centre and States.  

 

For drinking water and sanitation facilities in AWCs, States/UTs can tap the funds from Panchayati Raj Institutions as funds are available with them under 14th Finance Commission grants.

 

 

            Government of India has impressed upon the State Governments/UT Administrations to make the provisions for drinking water and toilet facilities at Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) from time to time by making efforts to leverage funds from other schemes of the State Government like MPLADS, MLALADS, Rural Infrastructure Development Funds etc

 

Number of sanctioned, operational of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) and Beneficiaries of Supplementary Nutrition and Pre-School Education under ICDS Scheme

 

Category

No. of AWCs

SNP Beneficiaries

PSE Beneficiaries

Years

Sanctioned

Operational

Total Children (6 months- 6 years)

Pregnant & Lactating Mothers (P&LM)

Total Beneficiaries (Children 6 mo- 6 years plus P&LM)

Boys                     (3 - 6 years)

Girls                         (3 - 6 years)

Total               (3 - 6 years)

2013-14

1374935

1342146

84940601

19568216

104508817

18819519

18251467

37070986

2014-15

1400000

1346186

82899424

19333605

102233029

18545840

17998156

36543996

2015-16

1400000

1349563

82878916

19252368

102131284

17889460

17145426

35034886

2016-17

1400000

1354792

80073473

18268917

98342390

17111402

16940901

34052303

 

Number of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) with Toilets and Drinking Water facilities (as on 31.12.2016):

 

 

No. of Anganwadi Centres

Category

Sanctioned

Operational

Having toilets Facilities

Having Drinking Water

Total

14,00,000

13,52,045

8,52,473

9,48,078

 

 

Details of Anganwadi Buildings in the country as on 16.09.2016

Sl. No.

State

No. of operational AWCs as on 31.12.2015

No. of AWCs for which data is available

Government  Building

Rented

AWWs/ AWHs House

Others

Kutcha

Pucca

Kutcha

Pucca

Kutcha

Pucca

 

Total

1349091

1245642

289

383221

25462

60851

164443

164124

 

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Smt Krishna Raj in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

 

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