Since the first Anganwadi Centres were started in 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Services programme, India’s per capita income has grown nearly 12 times and the country also has the world’s fourth largest number of billionaires.
Anganwadi is a type of mother and child care centre. They were started by the Indian government in 1985 as part of the integrated child development services programme to combat child hunger and malnutrition.
On Friday, four Anganwadi workers were arrested when they allegedly attempted to stop the cavalcade of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during his visit to Sitapur, and also entered into an argument with the police.
On Friday, the anganwadi workers had planned a “jail bharo andolan” to press for their demands. The agitation was cancelled after the union received a message from the chief minister’s office inviting them for a meeting in the evening.