Hyderabad, April 17 : The Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy, has said that his government would soon start 10,000 Anganwadi centers in the State.
In his review with the district Collectors and others, the Chief Minister has said that Integrated Child Development Scheme was one of the six main Millennium Development Goals and was very important for the Development of Human Resources in the country. He directed the Collectors and other officials to take more care in the implementation of this vital scheme which he said was one of the main national schemes.
The Chief Minister has said that buildings would be provided to all the Anganwadi centers in a phased manner with the help of NABARD. While directing the district Collectors to regularly review the implementation of the scheme, the Chief Minister also asked them to ensure that the ANMs, AASHA workers and Anganwadi workers conduct Nutrition and Health Days as prescribed. He said that senior officials should visit the Anganwadi centers regularly and inspect their functioning. He has also said that authorities of the Rural Development, Health, Women and Child Development departments should act in unison and improve the functioning of the Anganwadi centers.
Officials told the Chief Minister that 15,214 class rooms were sanctioned to the State under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan for 2010-11 and of these, construction of 8,703 classrooms was completed by the end of March this year. They said that steps were being taken to hasten the construction work and complete the rest by the 2011-12 academic year. (NSS)