Ministry of Women and Child Development16-December, 2013 16:28 IST
13.40 Lakh Anganwadi Centres in the Country

As on 30

As on 30.09.2013, 13.40 lakh Anganwadi and mini-Anganwadi Centres (AWCs/ mini-AWCs) are functioning out of 13.75 lakh sanctioned AWCs/ mini-AWCs in the country. State-wise details are as given below.

 

S. No.

State/UT

No. of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs)/ Mini-AWCs

 

 

Sanctioned

Operational

1

Andhra Pradesh

91307

90618

2

Arunachal Pradesh

6225

6028

3

Assam

62153

62153

4

Bihar

91968

91677

5

Chhattisgarh

64390

49405

6

Goa

1262

1262

7

Gujarat

52137

50226

8

Haryana

25962

25570

9

Himachal Pradesh

18925

18885

10

Jammu & Kashmir

28577

28577

11

Jharkhand

38432

38432

12

Karnataka

64518

64518

13

Kerala

33115

33115

14

Madhya Pradesh

92230

91138

15

Maharashtra

110486

106931

16

Manipur

11510

9883

17

Meghalaya

5864

5156

18

Mizoram

2244

1980

19

Nagaland

3980

3455

20

Orissa

72873

71306

21

Punjab

26656

26656

22

Rajasthan

61119

61100

23

Sikkim

1308

1233

24

Tamil Nadu

55542

54439

25

Tripura

9911

9911

26

Uttar Pradesh

188259

187659

27

Uttarakhand

23159

18921

28

West Bengal

117170

116390

29

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

720

708

30

Chandigarh

500

500

31

Delhi

11150

10897

32

Dadra & N Haveli

281

267

33

Daman & Diu

107

107

34

Lakshadweep

107

107

35

Puducherry

788

788

 

All India

1374935

1339998

*Based on State level consolidated report sent by State Government and information sent in templates by State Governments/ UT Administration.

 

The aims and objectives of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme including AWCs are:

 

i) to improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age-group 0-6 years;

ii) to lay the foundation for proper psychological, physical and social development of the child; iii) to reduce the incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school dropout;

iv) to achieve effective co-ordination of policy and implementation amongst the various departments to promote child development; and

v) to enhance the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of the child through proper nutrition and health education.

 

The implementation of ICDS Scheme is continuously monitored through prescribed monthly & annual progress reports, reviews, as well as, supervision visits etc. Based on the inputs and feedback received, State Governments/ UT Administrations are addressed through letters and review meetings to address the deficiencies and to improve the implementation of the Scheme including operationalisation and functioning of the AWCs.

 

In order to improve the performance of ICDS, Government of India has introduced 5-tier monitoring & review mechanism at different levels (National/ State/ District/ Block and Anganwadi level) by involving public representatives for monitoring the status of Anganwadi Centres. Government has issued guidelines on 31.03.2011 for Constitution of Monitoring & Review Committees at different levels in implementation of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme.  The Anganwadi level Committee reviews take/ suggest actions to improve delivery of services including functioning of AWC.  As per available information, 30 States have constituted the Monitoring and Supervision Committee at all level.

 

This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.

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MV


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