Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday launched the Centre’s flagship programme ‘Poshan Bhi, Padhai Bhi.

Irani said the ministry has allocated Rs 600 crore for the training of anganwadi workers to implement the ECCE. The National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) has been roped in for the training of Anganwadi workers, she said.

The aim, the minister said, is not only to make anganwadi centres nutrition hubs but also education-imparting centres. The ECCE will focus on education in the mother tongue, as per the New Education Policy, she said.

Every anganwadi in the country through new training methodologies, with able guidance of officers in the ministry and participation of state governments and those in communities and civil societies,” Irani said.

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