Bhubaneswar:198/1/19: In another step towards qualitative improvement in integrated child development services, Odisha Government has approved enhanced Annual Programme Implementation Plan (APIP) of Rs 2584.38 crore for the year 2019-20.
This was approved in the State Empowered Committee Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in secretariat conference hall today wherein Principal Secretary Women & Child Development Anu Garg outlined the issues for discussion.
While giving nod to the proposed APIP, Padhi directed the department to make the Anganwadi Centers more aspirational and attractive for the students. Padhi directed officials to have appropriate site selection for construction of AWCs close to the village and habitation.
The Chief Secretary also directed officials to supply LPG connection and refill to more and more AWCs and saturate all in phased manner. It was further decided to supply medicine kits to all the AWCs which would contain general medicine and vitamins for children.