Anganwadis, shut in Goa since 2 yrs, to restart from July 1

Panaji, Jun 21 (PTI) The Goa government has decided to restart anganwadis, which were shut since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, from July 1 this year, state Women and Child Development Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Tuesday.

The anganwadis (government-run women and child care centres) will be operated while following COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and norms, he told reporters.

There are total 1,262 anganwadis in the coastal state.

We shall keep a strict vigil and also ensure that a doctor regularly visits the anganwadis for thorough monitoring, Rane said.

The decision to restart the anganwadis has been taken in consultation with the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, he added.