ANGANWADI

  • Woman doctor allegedly attacked for questioning poor quality food served at anganwadi July 16, 2014

    Bangalore: A woman doctor and her assistant were allegedly assaulted by a mob in Bangalore Rural district after a group of villagers entered an Ayurvedic health centre where the doctor was practising. The incident took place on July 7. The two women were assaulted after the villagers were reportedly angry...
  • Gujarat CM appeals to people, NGOs to adopt anganwadis July 12, 2014

    Vadodara: In a bid to augment infrastructure at anganwadis in Gujarat and to provide better amenities to children studying there, the state Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday appealed to people as well as NGOs to "adopt" such centres. "About 45 lakh children belonging to poor families are studying at about...
  • Anganwadi workers seek raise in salaries July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Anganwadi Workers and helpers across India on Friday asked Narendra Modi government to enhance their remuneration and review their working conditions. Thousands of anganwadi workers under All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers (AIFAWH) on Friday observed "Demands Day" and pressed for the stoppage of the ongoing privatisation...
  • Over 300 new 'maabari' centres to be opened in Rajasthan tribal areas May 29, 2014

    In a bid to control drop out from schools in the tribal belt of the state, Rajasthan Government on Thursday said it would open 325 new government sponsored mother and childcare centers on a pattern similar to 'Anganwadi'. The state Minister for Tribal Area Development Nandlal Meena on Thursdaysaid the 'maabari'...
  • Group insurance scheme for anganwadi workers soon: Vijay Bahuguna January 13, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Sunday said the anganwadi workers would be soon covered under a group insurance scheme. The state government would also issue an order to set up a Women's Welfare Fund, the Chief Minister said while addressing anganwadi workers at a programme in Dehradun. Bahuguna said that...
  • Govt likely to give postretirement benefits to Anganwadi sevikas December 18, 2013

    The Jharkhand government would soontake a decision on giving postretirement benefits toAnganwadi sevikas. We will look into the postretirement benefits beinggiven by other states to Anganwadi sevikas before deciding toimplement it in Jharkhand, Social Welfare, Women and ChildDevelopment Minister Annapurna Devi told the state assembly said on Wednesday. Her assurance came following...
  • CJ Show: Video Volunteers report on lack of water in Anganwadi Centre September 29, 2013

    This video volunteers report comes to us from Amatola village in Madhya Pradesh, where small children from an Anganwadi centre have to walk at least a kilometer to fetch water. This is because the hand pump installed here does not work. ...
  • Bangalore shocker: 5yearold dies of malnutrition in the IT city July 19, 2013

    Bangalore: A fiveyearold girl has allegedly died in Bangalore due to severe malnutrition. Her anganwadi records show that the girl, Meghala, was severely malnourished for months. According to reports, Meghala's weight was just 12 kilos, far below the normal weight for a child her age. Meghala, daughter of a blind beggar,...
  • UP: Ponty Chadha may get anganwadi food supply contract November 15, 2012

    Lucknow: The Akhilesh Yadav government is facing tough questions for awarding the contract of Anganwadi food supply to liquor baron Ponty Chadha. The Uttar Pradesh government's decision makes a mockery of the Supreme Court order that the food supply for small children and pregnant women should be given only to...
  • Karnataka's shame: 2000 die of malnutrition October 24, 2011

    Raichur (Karnataka): More than 2000 children have died of hunger in Karnataka's Raichur district over the last 3 years. The government admits that around 4500 children are malnourished in Raichur. Nagaraju is one of them. When we first met 14yearold Nagaraju last week, he was in a shocking condition, his sunken cheekbones...
  • No water, no care for children of Anganwadi May 19, 2011

    New Delhi: With the country reeling under a severe heat wave, it is the children who are bearing the brunt. Worse off are those who are left at Aganwadis without clean drinking water and shade from the sun. No bathrooms, proper rooms or drinking water, that is the state of affairs at...
  • Impoverished kids starved, deprived as corruption rules March 30, 2008

    New Delhi: India is home to the largest child population in the world and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is said to be the world's largest initiative for children under the age of six. One of the objectives of the scheme is to control malnutrition through Anganwadi centres. These centres,...
  • Anganwadi workers seek pay hike May 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Anganwadi workers and helpers have appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to raise their remuneration. A delegation of the All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers today met the Prime Minister and raised this issue, a release issued by the Federation said. The delegation expressed displeasure since...