Aanganwadis to be equipped with high-tech digital devices

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With PM Narendra Modi going the extra mile with the ambitious Digital India initiative, the government has now decided to equip Anganwadi centres across the country with some hi-tech gadgets like tablet PCs installed with custom software for everyday monitoring of nutrition supply to malnourished children.

According to experts, the software would be very easy to use and the anganwadi workers would be enabled to upload various data like dietary intake and health updates of children like height, weight etc.

“Anganwadi centres will be provided with software-enabled tablet devices through which they would be able to upload data as and when required. It will help them record the nutrition supply levels of the children and upload it directly,” a senior official of Women and Child Development Ministry told news agency PTI.

Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) provides supplementary nutrition, pre-school education and also weekly check-ups for the economically-weaker sections in India, through a network of 13.42 lac AWCs. A total number of 1,045.08 lac beneficiaries are getting services of whom 849.4 lac are children under six and the rest 370.7 lac children of 3-6 years are given pre-school education via Anganwadis.

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