Anganwadi centres sans facilities

Anganwadi centres sans facilities

Of the total 515 agangwadi centres in the taluk, only 231 centres operate from their own buildings. Among the 284 centres, 122 centres run in rented buildings, six on the premises of temple, 42 at the government school premises, 44 at the community halls, 42 at various buildings belonging to panchayat and the remaining 28 do not have any proper venue.

The buildings constructed for the purpose lack basic facilities, while many are in dilapidated condition, a few do not have drinking and toilet facilities. Most of the buildings are located adjacent to main roads and lack of a protecting wall in these buildings has put children’s lives under threat.

The anganwadi centres that operate from rented buildings have to shell out Rs 500 in town municipal council limits and those in rural areas have to pay Rs 200 as rent.

Many centres function in dilapidated structures. In Hoskote, roof of a centre is on the verge of collapse. Besides, the wall of Sakkanahalli centre has developed a crack and threaten to collapse anytime. The condition of other centres is no better.

But officials concerned seem to have turned a blind eye to it, complain anganwadi teachers.

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