120 new anganwadis to tackle malnutrition

 The State government on Thursday told the High Court that it would open 120 full-fledged anagwadi centres in four taluks of the State, where a large number of children are malnourished.

The government filed an affidavit in this regard before the division bench headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen who was hearing a suo moto case registered by the court.
The government, in its affidavit, said that it has taken steps to alleviate malnutrition in several parts of the state. 

Additional Advocate General  K M Nataraj explained that cases of malnutrition were high in Bidar, Raichur, Mysore and Devadurga taluks.

“It has been decided to open 120 full-fledged anganwadi centres at a cost of Rs 12 crore in these taluks.  Devadurga taluk will get a special package of Rs 10 crore as it is believed that there are more then 2,000 malnourished children there,” Nataraj told Deccan Herald.

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