Goa government: The Goa government on Sunday sought the Centre’s approval to set up 60 anganwadis, a type of rural child care center, in the state, a minister said. State government minister Vishwajit Rane told reporters that the state government made this request to Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani during her visit to the state on Sunday.
CELEBRATION OF 60 YEARS OF LIBERATION
After the meeting, the state minister said, “This year, we are celebrating 60 years of Goa’s Liberation, so we have urged the central ministry to sanction 60 anganwadis in addition to the existing 1,262 ones.”
Center’s achievements in eight years
The regional meeting was attended by representatives from Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. He also said that the Goa government has also sought Centre’s help to build two model Anganwadis in each block. There are total 12 blocks in the state.
While the state government cannot modify some of the existing anganwadis, which are being run from rented premises, Rane said, “A total of 700 anganwadis operate from rented premises.