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Delhi to have 526 more anganwaris

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New Delhi, Mar 16 (UNI) Delhi government will soon open 526 more 'anganwaris' in the national capital.

Buoyed by its success and pushed by their urgent need to open more such institutions, the state government planned to make functional 1,500 such centres in the next three to four years, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit announced, while inaugurating a day-long workshop on anganwari workers today.

At present 3,000 women were working under the scheme in the city, Ms Dikshit said and added that the government planned to increase this number to 9,000 in the next two-three years.

''The government would also enhance the honorarium to anganwari workers from Rs 1,000 to 1,500 and even consider raising it further.'' She said anganwari workers had been functioning efficiently and providing motherly affection to poor children.

They had strived hard to provide benefits of Integrated Child Development Scheme to the residents of walled city, slum colonies and other under-developed colonies, the chief minister said.

Apart from this, anganwari workers had given a new dimension to the cause of healthcare of children and their developmnent, she added.

Delhi Health and Social Welafer Minister Yoganand Shastri was present at the occasion.

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