STATE OF AFFAIRS
As per supplementary nutrition scheme of
Integrated Child Development Services,14 lakh anganwadis provide home rations to a total of 4.6 crore infants and 1.9 crore mothers and hot cooked meals to 3.6 crore children aged between three and six across the country.
In its annual review of the anganwadi services last year, WCD ministry found over 10,000 posts were lying vacant in over 36 states.
“need to be fed”.
In its annual review of the anganwadi services provided last year, the ministry found that over 10,000 posts were lying vacant in over 36 states, while 34,000 sanctioned anganwadi centres (AWCS) were yet to be operational.
Additionally, in some states, the review found the problem of over-staffing. For instance, 805 people in Nagaland were employed for 252 posts sanctioned by the Centre, while in Uttar Pradesh 784 people were working for 450 sanctioned posts.