Indore (Madhya Pradesh): In order to provide free education to all children, women and child development department has started mapping anganwadis with the nearest pre-schools. In the recent report on department’s official website, 391 anganwadis from Indore district have been mapped with 193 government-aided school.
The children enrolled in the anganwadis will be able to study within the premises of a school completing their elementary education. Recently, the plan to convert 15 anganwadis centres into pre-schools is still in its initial phase, however, till then the anganwadi children will be getting their primary education at these selected schools.
“Most of the anganwadis are being run from buildings taken on rent where the space is limited. The space at government school will not only provide them a better environment, but also enhance their opportunity to explore,” said Meenakshi Harvansh, CDPO, Zone 7.
The students in the anganwadis will join the schools after completing 6 years after enrolling. The mapped schools are situated within 500 metres of the anganwadis.
Out of 391 anganwadis, 319 are in Indore rural while 72 are in Indore urban. The WCD officials claim that the likelihood of children in rural areas getting a sound primary education is unlikely, hence maximum number of anganwadis have been mapped with schools in the rural areas.
No of anganwadis mapped to school in Indore district.
Scheme No. of Mapped Anganwadis
Depalpur Rural 01 62
Depalpur Rural 02 51
Indore Rural 01 51
Indore Rural 02 31
Mhow Rural 01 34
Mhow Rural 02 28
Sanwer 62 Chawani 00
Indore Zone 01 06
Indore Zone 02 07
Indore Zone 03 11
Indore Zone 04 14
Indore Zone 05 8
Indore Zone 06 13
Indore Zone 07 13