The government on Thursday increased the monthly remuneration of Anganwadi workers by Rs.750 while it reaffirmed its commitment to reduce maternal and child malnutrition.
Presiding over a meeting of the National Mission Steering Group (NMSG) of the reconstructed Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) here, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said over the years the scheme had been expanded with a view to take its benefits to the doorsteps of children in small clusters.
The steering group approved the increase in the remuneration of Anganwadi workers from Rs.1,500 to Rs.2,250 per month.
The steering group has been designated as the nodal platform for nutrition coordination linked to the Prime Minister’s National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges.
Several states such as Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka have set up state ICDS missions.