Digitisation of Anganwadi Centres (AWCS)

Village Kitoora, Dist Udaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA.DurgaÕs short journey in ManjuÕs Anganwadi and preschool has been nothing short of extraordinary. A flight from an underweight and malnourished child who struggled to gain weight and concentrate on her studies, to a four and half-year- old healthy child, who performs brilliantly in her Anganwadi and preschool. A journey possible because of ManjuÕs dedication and IKEA Supported UNICEF Early Childhood Development Programme in Udaipur. The programme provides primary health care, food and pre-school education to children like Durga at Anganwadi in an integrated manner to ensure proper physical growth and holistic mental development of children. UNICEF India/2017/Dhiraj Singh

Currently, the Ministry runs the mobile based job-aid Application (ICDS-CAS) in an attempt to use technology for improved service delivery. This system covers only 351 districts of the country.

State-wise status of implementation of ICDS-CAS is at Annexure-I.

ICDS-CAS is not integrated with Mother &Child Tracking System/Reproductive Child Health (RCH) portal of MoHFW.

The Ministry of WCD has conceptualized a digital platform,” Poshan Tracker”, which will be an overarching system, providing facilities, services and interlinkages, and thereby also promote real time data with analytics.

The child beneficiaries under the Anganwadi Services Scheme are provided Supplementary Nutrition as per the guidelines of the Scheme. Monthly Village Health and Sanitation Day and Community Based Events are organised by States/UTs to improve status of nutrition of children. In addition,children (3-6 years) are provided non-formal Pre-School Education service in all AWCs. Funds @ Rs. 5,000/- per AWC per annum is provided to States/UTs for imparting non-formal pre-school education to the children.

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in Lok Sabha today.

 

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State-wise status of ICDS-CAS Users

Sl. State/UT Total number of ICDS-CAS mobile users

(as on 31.07.2020)

1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 718
2 Andhra Pradesh 55589
3 Assam 27081
4 Bihar 103729
5 Chandigarh 450
6 Chhattisgarh 10473
7 Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu 405
8 Delhi 10338
9 Goa 1241
10 Gujarat 53019
11 Himachal Pradesh 18922
12 Jharkhand 11487
13 Kerala 33111
14 Lakshadweep 107
15 Madhya Pradesh 27815
16 Maharashtra 109657
17 Manipur 576
18 Meghalaya 5891
19 Mizoram 2244
20 Nagaland 3833
21 Puducherry 854
22 Rajasthan 21175
23 Sikkim 821
24 Tamil Nadu 54440
25 Telangana 11159
26 Uttar Pradesh 52166
27 Uttarakhand 19854
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