ANGANWADI PROTOCOL FOR DIVYANG (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Schemes)

News-CRUX-10     1st December 2023        

Context: The Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs recently launched the Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children.

Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children

  • About: This initiative is an integral element of the Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi program, falling under Mission Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry for Women and Child Development.
  • Focus: To underscore the importance and feasibility of enhancing children’s well-being through early intervention and specialized support.
  • Targeting: Emphasis will be on infants and young children at risk or with disabilities and/or developmental delays.

Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi

  • About: Through the "Poshan bhi, Padhai bhi" ECCE policy, every child is targeted to receive a minimum of two hours of high-quality preschool instruction daily.
  • Integration with National Education Policy: ECCE is a crucial element of Mission Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0, aligned with the National Education Policy.
  • Fund: Rs 600 crore to train Anganwadi Workers, ensuring effective implementation of ECCE.
  • Objective: The program aims to not only enhance Anganwadi centers as nutrition hubs but also to transform them into education-imparting centers.