Government to Improve Infrastructural Facilities of Anganwadi Centres in the Country

EQUALITY INDIA NEWS / A SHAKTI VAHINI RESEARCH INITIATIVE

There were 10.13 lakh AWCs/mini-AWCs as on 31.3.2008 which have increased to 12.42 lakh as on 31.12.2010. The State-wise details of the AWCs/mini-AWCs during the last three years and current year are as follows:

Sl. No. State/UT No. of Operational Anganwadi Centres
As on 31.12.2010 As on 31.3.2010 As on 31.3.2009 As on 31.3.2008
1 Andhra Pradesh 80709 79546 73022 70534
2 Arunachal Pradesh 6028 6028 4277 4277
3 Assam 55642 52275 36849 36849
4 Bihar 80211 80211 80211 80211
5 Chhattisgarh 34646 36211 34915 29373
6 Goa 1258 1212 1112 1112
7 Gujarat 48617 47726 43761 43195
8 Haryana 17445 17444 17444 17192
9 Himachal Pradesh 18352 18248 18248 18248
10 Jammu & Kashmir 25793 23375 18797 16409
11 Jharkhand 38310 38135 32134 31468
12 Karnataka 63306 62521 54665 54260
13 Kerala 32928 32232 32225 32115
14 Madhya Pradesh 90999 81610 69155 68367
15 Maharashtra 106231 86187 82625 76198
16 Manipur 9883 9654 7621 7621
17 Meghalaya 5110 3825 3337 3195
18 Mizoram 1980 1980 1682 1682
19 Nagaland 3455 3455 3194 3194
20 Orissa 69572 56498 41785 41697
21 Punjab 26656 26648 20169 20169
22 Rajasthan 57268 50923 50939 48363
23 Sikkim 1157 1003 984 984
24 Tamil Nadu 54439 54439 50433 47265
25 Tripura 9906 8895 7373 7351
26 Uttar Pradesh 170230 150986 150868 146769
27 Uttrakhand 11677 10713 9151 8909
28 West Bengal 111054 91247 89015 88086
29 A & N Islands 697 696 672 672
30 Chandigarh 420 370 370 370
31 Delhi 6606 6606 6106 6106
32 Dadra & N Haveli 267 253 253 219
33 Daman & Diu 102 102 102 102
34 Lakshadweep 107 87 87 87
35 Puducherry 688 688 688 688
All India 1241749 1142029 1044269 1013337
 

There are 498 Anganwadi Workers Training Centres (AWTCs) operational as on 31.12.2010. State-wise number of operational AWTCs during the last three years and current year (as on 31.12.2010) are given below:


Sl. No. State/UT Number of Operational AWTCs as on
31.03.2008 31.03.2009 31.03.2010 31.12.10
1 Andhra Pradesh 66 66 67 64
2 Arunachal Pradesh 5 5 5 5
3 Assam 40 45 45 26
4 Bihar 63 65 65 69
5 Chattisgarh 9 9 15 15
6 Goa 0 0
7 Gujarat 18 17 17 19
8 Haryana 10 10 10 10
9 Himachal Pradesh 4 4 4 4
10 J&K 8 8 8 17
11 Jharkhand 12 16 15 15
12 Karnataka 19 20 20 20
13 Kerala 15 13 13 13
14 Madhya Pradesh 25 25 25 25
15 Maharashtra 34 34 35 35
16 Manipur 4 4 4 4
17 Meghalaya 2 2 2 2
18 Mizoram 1 1 1 1
19 Nagaland 1 1 1 1
20 Orissa 27 26 26 26
21 Punjab 9 9 9 9
22 Rajasthan 12 12 12 12
23 Sikkim 1 1 1 1
24 Tamil Nadu 0
25 Tripura 6 5 5 5
26 Uttar Pradesh 66 49 66 66
27 Uttarakhand 7 7 7 7
28 West Bengal 30 30 30 21
29 Andaman & Nicobar 1 1 1 1
30 Chandigarh 0 0 0
31 Daman & Diu 0 0 0
32 D & NH 0 0
33 Delhi 5 5 5 5
34 Lakshdweep 0 0
35 Pondicherry 0 0 0 0
INDIA 500 490 514 498

Basic information is available in respect of 10.51 lakh AWCs/ mini-AWCs in 32 States/ UTs. According to this

  • 80.24% AWCs/ mini-AWC are in pucca buildings which includes 22% rented pucca buildings
  • 51.67% AWCs have drinking water facilities within the premises
  • 41.38% AWCs have toilet facilities and
  • 25.61% AWCs have separate kitchen.
State-wise details of Anganwadi Centres running from Kutcha/ Pucca buildings, AWCs having drinking water, toilet facilities and separate kitchen
Sl. No. State Total AWCs reporting % AWCs running from % AWCs have Drinking Water % AWCs have Toilet facility Kitchen
Kutcha  buildings Pucca buildings
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
1 Andhra Pradesh 73140 69.72% 30.28% 13.03% 7.61% 0.00%
2 Arunachal Pradesh 6028 100.00% 29.45% 50.48% 49.59%
3 Assam 36917 0.00% 100.00% 72.22% 45.13% NA
4 Bihar 80211 93.98% 6.02% 6.02% 6.02% 6.02%
5 Chhattisgarh 38191 0.00% 100.00% 26.33% 13.70% 89.40%
6 Goa 1212 23.84% 76.16% 72.36% 21.12% 31.27%
7 Gujarat 43840 0.00% 100.00% 65.79% 44.57% 24.50%
8 Haryana 17253 0.00% 100.00% 38.91% 24.55% 7.15%
9 Himachal Pradesh 18248 20.74% 79.26% 54.55% 6.42% 6.42%
10 Jammu & Kashmir NA NA NA NA
11 Jharkhand 37655 0.00% 100.00% 22.57% 21.48% 21.48%
12 Karnataka 54656 7.53% 92.47% 46.29% 42.67% 43.61%
13 Kerala 32230 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 55.37% 55.37%
14 Madhya Pradesh 69238 21.84% 78.16% 23.75% 15.89% 0.00%
15 Maharashtra 84854 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% NA
16 Manipur 9652 100.00% 0.00% 7.10% 28.28% 27.66%
17 Meghalaya 3544 0.00% 100.00% 56.60% 62.08% 38.18%
18 Mizoram 1980 0.00% 100.00% 7.07% 70.51% 70.51%
19 Nagaland 3294 0.00% 100.00% 96.96% 12.14% 96.96%
20 Orissa 48893 13.06% 86.94% 48.79% 36.31% 38.83%
21 Punjab 21505 0.00% 100.00% 78.59% 43.45% 47.05%
22 Rajasthan 48358 4.43% 95.57% 47.09% 24.74% 35.34%
23 Sikkim 709 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%
24 Tamil Nadu 54439 0.00% 100.00% 36.60% 48.55% 92.64%
25 Tripura 7379 55.13% 44.87% 55.39% 36.73% 37.82%
26 Uttar Pradesh 151448 0.43% 99.57% 87.18% 80.71% 5.00%
27 Uttrakhand 9182 0.00% 100.00% 46.47% 47.54% 0.00%
28 West Bengal 89247 37.25% 62.75% 50.42% 30.25% 53.78%
29 A & N Islands 674 77.38% 22.62% 100.00% 70.62% 38.58%
30 Chandigarh 470 0.00% 100.00% 78.72% 78.72% 18.94%
31 Delhi 6604 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% NA
32 Dadra & N Haveli 253 66.01% 33.99% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
33 Daman & Diu 97 0.00% 100.00% 92.78% 41.24% 100.00%
34 Lakshadweep NA NA NA NA
35 Puducherry NA NA NA NA
Total 1051401 19.76% 80.24% 51.67% 41.38% 25.61%
* Government of NCT of Delhi informed that all AWCs are running in rented AWCs and drinking water & toilet facilities are available at all AWCs.
NA : Not reported

The ICDS Scheme does not provide for construction of AWCs building except in the North Eastern States. The States/UTs have been advised to tap funds for construction of AWC buildings and amenities such as toilets/ drinking water through convergence with other Plan Schemes of Central Government and State Governments/ UT Administration.

This information was given by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State for Women and Child Development in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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