Swings and toys for Anganwadi centres

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Chandigarh, Nov 3 (UNI) The Haryana government has allocated Rs one crore to provide swings and toys to children at Anganwadi centres in the state during the current financial year so as to entertain children and make these centres more attractive for them.

Haryana Women and Child Development Minister Kartar Devi today said a sum of Rs 5000 was being provided to each Anganwadi centre to provide swings and toys.

All Anganwadi centres would be covered under this scheme in a phased manner, she added.

She said the scheme was introduced in the year 2007-08 and it was decided to cover those Anganwadi Centres in the first phase, which were being run in Anganwadi buildings, government schools or at private places. The remaining Anganwadi centres would be covered in subsequent phases, she added.

She said that swings and toys were being purchased at district level through Village Level Committees already constituted under village Panchayats.

Ms Kartar Devi said there were 17,444 Anganwadi centres in the state benefitting 10.20 lakh children below six years of age and 2.82 lakh pregnant and nursing mothers and other women in the age group of 15-45 years.

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