National Programme on Anganwadi-Cum-Crèche

  • Held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • Initiative under the Palna Scheme included as part of the Samarthya sub-component of Mission Shakti, from April 2022.
  • Inaugural session under the chairpersonship of Union Minister of Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs, Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani.
  • Attended by senior officers from MoWCD, State WCD Officers, CDPOs, Lady Supervisors, Anganwadi Workers and experts from Civil Society Organisations.
  • To address the gap that exists particularly in urban areas where support for childcare from family members is not available.
  • The Ministry will provide a framework in consultation with States, for safety and health needs and nutrition for children.
  • Panel discussion on ‘Care Economy: Care to Empowerment’.
  • Second round of panel discussion on “Interventions in implementing day care centres/ crèches.”
  • UNICEF Representative to India and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are part of the panel.
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