Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has fixed a target to set up as many as 1567 new Anganwadi centers in the areas reeling under acute child malnutrition problem.

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has fixed a target to set up as many as 1567 new Anganwadi centers in the areas reeling under acute child malnutrition problem. “The new centers will be established in the tribal-dominated districts worst hit by child malnutrition issues on a priority basis,” said Women and Child Development Minister Tukuni Sahu […]

"The new centers will be established in the tribal-dominated districts worst hit by child malnutrition issues on a priority basis," said Women and Child Development Minister Tukuni Sahu while answering to a question from BJD Leader Pradip Kumar Amat during the question hour on Saturday.

"The State government has issued order to the concerned district administrations to set up new Anganwadi centers in their areas. A total grant of Rs 7 lakh including  Rs 5 lakh under MNREGS and Rs 2 lakh from the State treasury have been earmarked for setting up these centers. In the urban centers, Collectors have been directed to allot suitable land for setting up these centres," said Sahu.

Earlier on February 26, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had launched five online services which aimed at empowering women and providing better childcare facilities.

The online services include ‘Mo Chhatua’ app for streamlining supply chain management of ‘Take Home Ration’ (Chhatua) and ‘e-Kalika’, an application for monitoring children under three years of age.

‘Mo Sishu portal’, a comprehensive web-based information management and monitoring system for child protection services, and ‘MAMATA App & MIS’ for transfer of cash benefit to pregnant women were also rolled out.

The Chief Minister had also launched the e-manadeya portal for paperless transfer of honorarium to 1, 34,758 Anganwadi workers and helpers.

All the five services are under the Child Development and Mission Shakti Department.

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