A study of Anganwadi workers job and Responsibilities, with special reference to Ramanagara district
Hemantha Gowda TS
The Integrated Child Development Service Scheme (ICDS) is one of the initiatives taken up by the Central Government, which provides a package of six services viz., supplementary nutrition, immunization, health checkups, referral services, nutrition and health education for mothers/pregnant women, nursing mothers and to adolescent girls (kishoris) through anganwadi workers. The responsibilities of anganwadi workers are ever increasing these days. They have certain prescribed responsibilities other than the above mentioned services in the anganwadi. The present study has been undertaken with the objective of assessing the role and responsibilities of anganwadi workers in Ramanagara district. The universe of the study is Ramanagara District. The tool used for the study is questionnaire. Among 200, around 122 anganwadi workers representing grama panchayats of each taluk have been covered under the study. The results found that anganwadi workers are very active in rendering their services to the beneficiaries.