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NandGhar: PPP Model based Anganwadi Centre
Jun 26, 2015

On June 24, the Union Ministry for Women and Child Development introduced the first of its kind modern and model Anganwadi centre ‘NandGhar’ on PPP model at Hasanpur village in Sonipat district of Haryana. In Haryana, the state Government will provide all support including land and administrative support for development of these centres. 

  • The Union Ministry of Women & Child Development will set up 4000 such multifunctional NandGhars across the country to benefit over 4 lakh women and children. 

  • These NandGhars will have all facilities that can contribute to the healthy development of children. 

  • Each Anganwadi should be treated as a centre where children can receive some education, can be fed and take part in play activities. 

  • This place can also be used as a community centre for women of the village to share their feelings and thoughts. 

  • The centre will also act as a platform for skill development. 

  • The Union Government is soon going to open ‘One Stop Crisis Centres’ for women who are under any kind of physical, mental or psychological crisis. 

  • First such centre is being opened in Raipur District of Chhattisgarh. 

  • These Anganwadis have been named as “NandGhar” by the Prime Minister and a singular design will be followed for these centres at all locations. 

  • NandGhar initiative adds to the existing Anganwadi model of the Ministry’s Integrated Women and Child Development Scheme and this centre will act as a focal area for immunization, gender sensitization and maternal care. 

  • The integrated Anganwadi model ‘NandGhar’ will provide smart education, mobile vans, Health Awareness and Skill training. 

  • The ‘NandGhar’ centres are proposed to be run as a shared space in which 50% of the time will be devoted to children’s education and the remaining half will support women’s skill development. 

  • The NandGhar structure will have low lifetime maintenance cost, is spacious with ample light, and is fire, dampness and earthquake proof. 

  • NandGhar will offer amenities of smart education through interactive graphics, Hygienic toilets, Safe drinking water, a dedicate kitchen and storage space and will run on Solar Panel Power. 

In this unique partnership, the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development and Vedanta will share the cost of construction of the buildings, which are prefab structures. The land for the Anganwadis will be provided by the Gram Panchayats and the construction will be undertaken by NBCC.


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