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
Operational AWCs/ mini-AWCs
AWCs/ mini-AWCs having drinking water facilities
AWCs/ mini-AWCs having toilet facilities
Government Building of AWCs (Kutcha + Pucca)*
Rented Building of AWWs/AWHs House & Others (Kutcha + Pucca)*
*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
No. of AWCs
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)
Number of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) with Toilets and Drinking Water facilities (as on 31.12.2016):
No. of Anganwadi Centres
Having toilets Facilities
Having Drinking Water
Details of Anganwadi Buildings in the country as on 16.09.2016
No. of operational AWCs as on 31.12.2015
No. of AWCs for which data is available
AWWs/ AWHs House
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.