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Remuneration hike to address grievances of 25 lakh Anganwadi workers: Jaitley

There are approximately 12.9 lakh Anganwadi workers and 11.6 lakh Anganwadi helpers in the country. These benefits would be available to these 24.9 lakh Anganwadi workers and their families, the minister said

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New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said the government’s decision to increase the remuneration of Anganwadi and Asha workers by almost 50% will go a long way in addressing the grievances of these 25 lakh workers.

 

“Notwithstanding the pressure on the Budget, the Government has given almost a 50% hike in the first go to these workers. This will go a long way in addressing the grievance of these workers,” Jaitley wrote in a Facebook post.

The remuneration of the Anganwadi workers has been raised from Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,500 per month; the mini Anganwadi workers’ pay has been hiked from Rs 2,250 to Rs 3,500. Remuneration of Anganwadi helpers has been increased from Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,250 per month.

These workers will also get an incentive of Rs 500 per month and Rs 250 per month respectively on the basis of the real-time monitoring of performance.

Jaitley said the Anganwadi workers are the mainstay of the National Nutrition Mission.

There are approximately 12.9 lakh Anganwadi workers and 11.6 lakh Anganwadi helpers in the country. These benefits would be available to these 24.9 lakh Anganwadi workers and their families, the minister said.

In the post titled ‘Two successful initiatives of the Central Government’, Jaitley said in the past there has been a general distrust of government schemes.

“The principal reason for this is that either the benefits don’t reach the targeted or that the projected parameters are never achieved. However, there are schemes with a difference. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is arguably the most successful one,” he said.

Jaitley said when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Swachhata campaign in his Independence Day Speech of 2014, the rural sanitation coverage of India was 39%.

As we have completed nearly four years of the scheme, 39% of rural sanitation coverage has increased to a phenomenal 92%. This was not an easy goal to achieve and this involved a behavioural change of the people, Jaitley said.

This is for the first time that the subject matter in the toilet construction campaign has taken the central stage of the national agenda, he said.

“With rural roads, rural electrification, rural Awas Yojana, toilets and a cooking gas connection with foodgrain provided at a modest cost, the quality of life of India’s rural poor will get a quantum jump,” he said.

Additionally, when the Ayushman Bharat scheme, which provides up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year as hospitalisation expense, is fully implemented, this will change the quality of life of India’s rural population, Jaitley said.

 

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