The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 151–153 | Cite as

Overview of anganwadi centres in an ICDS tribal block

  • M. L. Jain
  • D. Agarwal
Original Articles


Thirty eight anganwadi centres in Garhi tribal block of Banswada districts, selected at random were included in this investigation. Most of the anganwadis were not running at suitable places and physical environment was conductive for occurrence of communicable diseases. Majority of anganwadi workers were in 21–30 yr age group and 20 (52.63%) had middle education, 32 (84.21%) anganwadi workers belonged to scheduled tribes and 24 (63.15%) were motivated for ICDS work purely for economic compulsions. Twenty eight (37.7%) were not provided any utensils for cooking food 22 (57.9%) centres were not having any non-formal education kit. Upto date survey records were found at only 3 (7.8%) centres. It is suggested that anganwadi centres shall be well equipped with equipments, utensils and stationery etc. However, it may be said that anganwadi workers were trying hard at many places to deliver services despite all sorts of problems. Regular reorientation, replenishments and guided supervision would go long way in successful implementation of the programme.

Key words

Anganwadi centre anganwadi worker 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Jain
    • 1
  • D. Agarwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Community MedicineR.N.T. Medical CollegeUdaipur

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