No Toilet Facility at 3.62 Lakh Anganwadi Centres: Smriti Irani

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As many as 3.62 lakh anganwadi centres across the country have no toilet facility while 1.59 lakh have no drinking water supply, Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday, 13 December in the Parliament.

Responding to a query in the Lok Sabha, Irani said there are a total of 13,77,595 operational anganwadi centres in the country.

"“A total number of 3,62,940 anganwadi centres do not have toilets facilities and 1,59,568 AWCs do not have drinking water facilities.”" - Smriti Irani, Union Women and Child Development Minister

Out of a total 1.87 anganwadi centres in Uttar Pradesh, nearly one-third of them (53,089) have no toilet facility, according to the data given by the minister.

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