GUWAHATI, Sept 28 - The State government has taken steps to renovate existing Anganwadi Kendras and construct new centres.
In reply to a supplementary during Question Hour in the Assembly today, Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma said Rs 18 lakh has been sanctioned for each Assembly segment for renovation of dilapidated Anganwadi centres.
�We have sanctioned funds for renovation of existing Anganwadi Kendras which are in poor and dilapidated condition. In addition, we will also construct new centres as well as finish work in centres which were not completed earlier,� she said. She added steps have been taken to set up model Anganwadi centres in each Assembly segment.
Brahma said action will be taken against the in-charges of Anganwadi supervising committees if any one is found involved in any wrongdoing.
Earlier, raising a supplementary, BJP legislator Sanjoy Kishan said there have been reports about mismanagement at Anganwadis and added that many posts at such centres were lying vacant.
His party colleague Chakradhar Gogoi said some regulatory mechanism was needed to monitor the activities of the Anganwadi supervisors. AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam pointed out that construction of many Anganwadi Kendras, which were taken up years ago, was still incomplete.
There are a total of 62,153 sanctioned Anganwadi centres in Assam.
In reply to another question, Minister Brahma said the State government has started the process of filling up vacant posts, including that of district officers for Anganwadis.