UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday laid the foundation stone of 585 Anganwadi centers. In a function organized at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow, he has announced to give Rs 500 per month to Anganwadi workers and Rs 250 to helpers. Both Anganwadi and Mini Anganwadi workers will get Rs 500 per month.
This incentive amount will be given from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2022. At present, Anganwadi workers used to get Rs 55 hundred and Mini Anganwadi Rs 4250 and assistants got Rs 2750. Now with the performance link incentive, Anganwadi worker will get honorarium of Rs. 8000, Mini Anganwadi worker Rs. 6500 and helper up to Rs. 4000. On this occasion, he also honored the Anganwadi workers and helpers who did excellent work.
During this, in his address, Chief Minister Yogi appreciated the Anganwadi workers and said that during the Covid period, the Anganwadi workers have given nutrition from door to door as well as the support they have given in vaccination, screening etc. They are highly commendable for their efforts they put in for the society. Anganwadi workers also have an important contribution in the praise of the state in the management of Covid, which has been done all over the country.
He said that before 2017 the workers were told that they do nothing, whereas the truth is that people sitting in the government used to blame their failures on them, today the same workers are building the state. The picture has changed after 2017. The workers have not had to do any agitation after 2018. He said that all Anganwadi centers should be ready in 2022 itself, this is the goal of Uttar Pradesh Government.
At the same time, amid the fear of a third wave of Covid, he said that the government is fully prepared for this. According to the report so far, the infection of the third wave is not as dangerous as the second wave, yet people have to be careful. All must wear masks and follow corona protocol.