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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
16-December-2016 15:41 IST
Anganwadi Buildings with Child friendly toilets being constructed: WCD Minister

 

 

There are 14 lakhs sanctioned anganwadi centres (AWCs) in the country out of which 13.49 lakhs AWCs are operational as on 30.09.2016. The details of the toilets constructed in anganwadi centre during 2014-15 and 2015-16 as per ICDS-MIS data are as under:

 

 

Year

Number of toilets in Anganwadi constructed as per ICDS data

2014-15

8377

2015-16

13778 (up to 31.03.2016)

 

            Ministry of Women and Child Development in convergence with Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Institutions has formulated action plan to construct 4 lakhs AWC buildings with child friendly toilets in the next 4 years i.e. up to 2019 under MGNREGA. During 2015-16 and 2016-17, 29941 AWC buildings and 59619 AWC buildings (including toilets) respectively were approved for construction.

 

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

 

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