More Anganwari centres needed for HP: Chaudhary

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Shimla, May 5 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Government has urged the Centre to sanction 138 additional Anganwaris with other required 539 mini Anganwari centres for the state to cover entire population.

Himachal Pradesh Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Chaudhary in her meeting with Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development Renuka Choudhury, at New Delhi said that the state government has already sent proposal on the basis of population criteria fixed by the Centre to open such new Anganwaris.

The Minister urged the Centre to relax present population criteria of 300 to 150 for opening Anganwaris and from 150 to 75 for mini Anganwari keeping in view the topography of the hill state.

She also extended demand to release of 3500 MT wheat and 4000 MT rice under wheat based nutrition programme for ICDS programme.

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