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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Geeta Jeevan inaugurates 54 anganwadis in Tuticorin

A total of 54 anganwadis, established under the Integrated Child Development Scheme, started functioning in the district on 1st Dec.

At a function held at Davispuram near Tuticorin, the Minister for Animal Husbandry, P. Geeta Jeevan, dedicated the anganwadis to the public. With this, the total number of anganwadis rose to 1,310. Official sources said so far, 31,117 children aged between three and six years were studying at the 1,256 anganwadis (i.e. excluding the 54).

All the children enrolled at the anganwadis were provided with nutritious meal in the afternoon.

The Collector, R. Palaniyandi, said that children from six to 36 months old, totalling 16,158, were given `weaning' food at the 1,256 anganwadis at the moment.

Besides, 12, 469 breastfeeding and pregnant women were supplemented with nutrient food through the anganwadis in toto.

Pensioners, numbering 220, were given lunch daily at the anganwadis across the district.

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