Supplementary Child Nutrition:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Health.   Context: The government has listed the following steps, taken during the lockdown, for supplementary child nutrition: To ensure continuous nutritional support to beneficiaries, anganwadi workers and helpers distributed supplementary nutrition at the doorstep of beneficiaries once in 15 days during COVID-19 as all anganwadi centres …

Insights into Editorial: The need to reopen anganwadis

  A typical worker spends an estimated 10% of their time — 28 minutes per day — on pre-school education, compared to the recommended daily 120 minutes. Anganwadis often lack adequate infrastructure Context: Being closed since the April 2020-lockdown, anganwadis are slowly reopening. Those in Karnataka, Bihar and Tamil Nadu are opening or considering opening …