Friday, 24 March 2017

63% of operational Anganwadi Centres have sanitation facilities as on December, 2016

There are 14 lakhs sanctioned Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) in the country out of which 13.52 lakhs AWCs are operational as on 31.12.2016. Toilet facilities are available in 8.52 lakh AWCs as on 31.12.2016.

The 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 MGNREGS. During 2015-16 and 2016-17, 89536 AWC buildings (including toilets) were approved for construction. The status of sanitation facilities in Anganwadis during the last three years is as under:

Year ending
Total number of Anganwadis with toilet facilities
31.03.2014
690002
31.03.2015
698379
31.03.2016
712157
31.12.2016
852473

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


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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