Schools and Child-care Centres (Anganwadis)

71.05% Anganwadis Have Drinking Water; 50.28% Have Toilets

New Delhi, May 3, 2013: As per information available for 12.52 lakhs Anganwadi Centres (AWCs)/ mini-AWCs, 6,29,688 (50.28%) AWCs are reported to have toilet facilities, 8,89,834 (71.05%) AWCs have drinking water facilities within the premises and 3,54,936 (28.34%) AWCs have separate kitchen as on 31.12.2012.
The implementation of ICDS Scheme is continuously monitored through prescribed monthly & annual progress reports, reviews, as well as, supervision visits etc.

Anganwadis in Karnataka still lack basic facilities

Bangalore, Apr 15, 2013: Within the four walls of a room that once housed a small shop, B Nagarathnamma, an Anganwadi worker manages to pack 24 children. The children come in at 10 am and spend six hours at this Anganwadi Centre (AWC) in Chikkaballapur. At any point, if the children wish to answer nature’s call, they have to go to the corner of the street, or wait till they got home. Reason? The centre does not have a toilet.
This AWC is just one of the 36,576 AWCs in the state that lacks sanitation facilities, water supply and other essential infrastructure.

Coming: Baby-friendly toilets at Anganwadis at Kochi

Kochi, Oct. 25, 2012: As a major initiative towards ensuring total sanitation, the  district panchayat is setting up baby-friendly toilets at anganwadis. Of  the 200 toilets sanctioned, 174 units have been completed. The work of the remaining units is going on. The toilets are being set up at all block panchayats in association with District Suchitwa Mission and Social Welfare Department.

All anganwadi centres to have own water source in Odisha

Bhubaneshwar, Sept. 23, 2012: The Odisha Government has decided to sink over 32,000 tube-wells near anganwadi centres (AWCs) in its bid to provide drinking water to all these ICDS utilities.


Following a direction from the Orissa High Court to ensure drinking water provision to AWCs, the Government has decided that the year’s entire allocation of 32,360 tube-wells will be sunk very near these centres. It will, of course, be subject to availability of space and technical feasibility. All the collectors have been issued directions in this regard.

Anganwadi Centres Statistics At A Glance

New Delhi, Dec 15, 2011: The Ministry of Women & Child Development has sanctioned of 13,66,776 AWCs/ mini-AWCs to the States/ UTs of which 12,88,463 AWCs/ mini-AWCs are operational as on 30.09.2011. As per the information available, there are 73,375 honorary posts of Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and 16,251 post of Supervisors lying vacant as on 30.09.2011. The reasons for these unfilled positions/ posts are largely due to Administrative, procedural and legal delays in the State Government/ UT Administration.

Sanitation Programme for Anganwadi Centres, from Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jharkhand (Experiences)

Original Query: Meeta Jaruhar, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jharkhand

Posted 30 August 2006

The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jharkhand is implementing the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), of which Sanitation in Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) is an important component. As we all know, AWC is a centre where children below 6 years, Anganwadi workers and also sometime members of Mahila Mandal gathers. Therefore, to start appropriate sanitation behaviour we are planning to have toilet facilities in these centres.

School Sanitation and Hygiene Education in India 2004

Country Paper Series “School sanitation and hygiene education in India: Investment in building children’s future” has been published by Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Drinking Water Supply for SSHE Global Symposium “Construction is Not Enough” Delft, The Netherlands 8-10 June, 2004, the books were developed in the context of the School Water and Sanitation Towards Health and Hygiene (SWASTHH) programme in India.

A comprehensive study published by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

Making Sanitation A 'Clean' Habit: Lessons from a School Sanitation Project, is a comprehensive study published by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), that outlines the lessons gleaned from the evaluation of a large sanitation project involving 100 schools, largely Zilla Parishad institutions. The project was implemented in 2003 in four districts, Ahmednagar, Beed, Nagpur and Wardha, in the state of Maharashtra , and the evaluation was conducted four years later in 2007

Incinerator for School Toilet Waste

The paper titled “Incinerator for School Toilet Waste Case Study: Tamil Nadu” has been developed and published by Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). This case study is about the use of incinerator for school toilet waste in Tamil Nadu where innovative low cost technology incinerator has been developed for proper disposal of sanitary wastes.

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