The federal government has arrange AWCs within the state to offer supplementary vitamin, non-formal pre-education, well being, training, immunisation, well being check-up and referral providers. Altogether 72,587 AWCs are operational within the state. Whereas all these centres have consuming water amenities, 39,859 of those AWCs do not need bathrooms. As on March 31 this 12 months, 10.05 lakh AWCs have rest room amenities out of 13.87 lakh operational AWCs.
On October 3, 2016, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) took cognizance of a petition about lack of bathrooms in anganwadi centres (AWCs). At the moment 53,232 out of 71,302 AWCs didn’t have bathrooms.
From the minister’s reply it’s discovered that the state has not accomplished the development of bathrooms in AWCs. “There was no main change within the final 4 years. Due to poor sanitation amenities, youngsters will endure from varied ailments,” stated Akhand, activist and petitioner of the 2016 OHRC case. The minister in her reply additionally stated 47,190 out of 72,587 AWCs in Odisha are operating from authorities buildings. However the remaining 25,397 AWCs are operating from rented lodging. In India, 6.54 lakh out of greater than 13.87 lakh AWCs are working from authorities buildings.
In 2018-19, greater than Rs 6.87 crore have been launched by the Centre to Odisha in direction of cost of hire of AWCs. This hire quantity was Rs 6.46 crore in 2019-20 and Rs 8.79 crore in 2020-21.