10,000 anganwadis lack toilets, drinking water facility in Gujarat
More than 4,500 anganwadis out of the nearly 53,000 in Gujarat do not have drinking water, and over 5,600 of lack even a basic toilet, according to state government statistics.india Updated: Mar 28, 2016 13:57 IST
More than 4,500 anganwadis out of the nearly 53,000 in Gujarat do not have drinking water, and over 5,600 of lack even a basic toilet, according to state government statistics.
The tribal districts of Panchmahal, Mahisagar and Dahod have maximum number of anganwadis which lack basic facilities.
In Panchmahal/Mahisagar, referred to as a single unit, 1,411 centres are still running without drinking water facility, followed by 939 in Vadodara/Chhota Udepur and 599 in Valsad.
Dahod district has the maximum 808 anganwadis not having toilet facility, followed by 586 in Valsad and 562 in Panchmahal/Mahisagar.
Out of the 26 district-units, data tabled in the state Assembly suggested that barring Kutch, all other districts have anganwadis running without toilet facilities.
Out of 26 district-units, 10 have centres which do not having drinking water facility.
The drinking water facility was available at all anganwadis in the remaining 16 district units, as per the data tabled in the Assembly, in response to a query raised by Congress MLA Tejashreeben Patel during the ongoing Budget session.