Jalandhar: Aiming to ensure natural, joyful and stimulating environment for the children of age group of 0-6 years, an amount of Rs. 58,50,000 was released by the District Administration for the construction of buildings of as many as 26 Anganwadi Centres (AWC) in Jalandhar District.
Deputy Commissioner Mr. Kamal Kishor Yadav revealed that funds to the tune of Rs. 58, 50000 were released for the construction of buildings of 26 AWCs and each AWC building would cost 4.50 lakh. He said as these released funds are spent more funds would be released as per the budget provisions. He further revealed that each building would comprise of a sitting room for children, a veranda, kitchen and toilet. “AWCs were playing a pivotal role in paving foundation for psychological, physical and social development of the young siblings and further infrastructural improvement of these centers would naturally provide fillip in creating conducive environment at these centers. With the completion of the project the infrastructural set up of these centers would make sturdy,” added DC.
He further said that 1653 AWCs were being run under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme in 11 Blocks of District. He revealed that the Social Security, Woman and Child Development Department Punjab had made budget allotment for construction 48 buildings of AWCs in 2014-15 out of them the funds have been released for building construction of 26 AWCs. He said that these centers would be made as Model Centers with the co-operation of the Panchayats of concerned villages. He added that the functioning of these Anganwadi centres would also improve in many ways as these centres would start function in their own buildings.
He informed that the villages where these new buildings of AWCs would be constructed were included Dhandori, Dhandor, Sikandpur, Sanora, Kuresian, Sadda Chak, Dheena, Khambra, Wariyana, Singha, Kohala, dallewal, Daduwala, Bandala, Sangatpur, Talwan, Bajwa Khurd, Danewal, Dhariwal, Channiya, Panjdhera, Barha Pind, Ganna Pind, Warra Bodh Singh, Miani and Kotla Haira.