Make in India Smart Phones for Anganwadi Workers

New Delhi: Anganwadi workers are empowered with the provision of smart phones procured through Government e-Market (GeM) for efficient service delivery. Ministry has been pursuing with States to saturate access to smart phones for Anganwadi Workers and have recently, in States review meetings, taken up the issue again. A total of 8.66 lakh smart phones have been procured by 32 States/UTs. In addition, States/UTs are advised to introduce transparent processes for procurement of mobile phones as per GFR and vigilance guidelines. The mobile application of POSHAN Abhiyaan digitizes and automates physical registers used by Aanganwadi workers. This saves the time of AWWs and AWHs, and improves the quality of their work while simultaneously allowing them real-time monitoring. The details of the Smartphones procured by States/UTs including the state of Bihar under POSHAN Abhiyaan is at Annexure I.

Under POSHAN Abhiyaan, funds released to States/UTs for program implementation, including procurement of smartphones for FY 2019-20 and 2020-21 along with total central fund utilisation as on 31st March 2021 is at Annexure II.

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

 

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Annexure-I

State/UT wise details of Smartphones Procured under POSHAN Abhiyaan

Sl. States/UTs Smartphones Procured
1 A & N ISLANDS 795
2 ANDHRA PRADESH 61005
3 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 149
4 ASSAM 56619
5 BIHAR 121174
6 CHANDIGARH 496
7 CHHATTISGARH 29942
8 D & N HAVELI and DAMAN & DIU 444
9 DELHI 11500
10 GOA 1413
11 GUJARAT 58261
12 HARYANA 0
13 HIMACHAL PRADESH 20725
14 JAMMU & KASHMIR 31174
15 JHARKHAND 12399
16 KARNATAKA 72049
17 KERALA 36435
18 LADAKH 1300
19 LAKSHADWEEP 112
20 MADHYA PRADESH 29784
21 MAHARASHTRA 120335
22 MANIPUR 2600
23 MEGHALAYA 6428
24 MIZORAM 2479
25 NAGALAND 4409
26 ODISHA 0
27 PUDUCHERRY 855
28 PUNJAB 0
29 RAJASTHAN 23005
30 SIKKIM 1442
31 TAMIL NADU 59488
32 TELANGANA 11398
33 TRIPURA 10735
34 UTTAR PRADESH 54818
35 UTTARAKHAND 21809
36 WEST BENGAL 0
Total 865577

 

Annexure II

Details of funds allocated to the States/UTs and utilised for all components including for procurement of Smart Phones under POSHAN Abhiyaan for FYs 2019-20 and 2020-21

Rs. In lakhs

SN State/UT Central Funds released in
2019-20
Central Funds released in
2020-21
Total Central fund utilization as on
31.03.2021
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 307.62 111.52 421.44
2 Andhra Pradesh 13296.52 889.71 16601.84
3 Arunachal Pradesh 0 99.6 708.11
4 Assam 14171 987.04 18117.52
5 Bihar 25465 1835.49 27823.99
6 Chandigarh 526.97 107.2 513.96
7 Chhattisgarh 0 839.58 6505.25
8 Dadra Nagar Haveli 436.16 100.00 682.98
8 Daman & Diu 446.98 0  
9 Delhi 0 174.35 2432.58
10 Goa 0 20.19 222.24
11 Gujarat 14863 848.47 21769.01
12 Haryana 0 415.39 4326
13 Himachal Pradesh 4960 302.8 7010.78
14 Jammu & Kashmir 0 492.24 7912.09
15 Jharkhand 0 614.91 5245.93
16 Karnataka 0 1054.58 11133.42
17 Kerala 0 3209.45 6696.51
18 Ladakh 0 118.77 51.41
19 Lakshadweep 126.75 101.71 287.27
20 Madhya Pradesh 17883 1554.16 18516.83
21 Maharashtra 33061.47 1767.78 40154.5
22 Manipur 0 184.16 2138.4
23 Meghalaya 2802.8 94.34 4979.05
24 Mizoram 1498 157.93 2575.03
25 Nagaland 2298.17 1613.79 5239.26
26 Odisha 0 1186.47 7555.69
27 Puducherry 497 13.68 264.58
28 Punjab 0 437.02 2470.04
29 Rajasthan 8941 992.32 10349.79
30 Sikkim 923 20.93 1276.83
31 Tamil Nadu 11509 871.02 19476.85
32 Telangana 7003 571.2 14824.33
33 Tripura 0 162.32 3155.13
34 Uttar Pradesh 16166 2779.49 19219.28
35 Uttarakhand 7086 321.07 7898
36 West Bengal 0 1911.7 0
  Total 184268.4 26962.38 298555.92

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