Anganwadi system strengthened, helpline for children introduced: Maneka

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government has introduced many reforms to strengthen the anganwadi system for tackling malnutrition, introduced a children’s helpline and launched a national portal for lost and found children.

“As soon as we came to power, we decided to develop the Anganwadi system and provided a tablet to every Anganwadi to track their work, which will help in reducing malnutrition over the next two years,” said Gandhi.

She said the government has introduced a children’s helpline 1091 in several cities. “Eleven lakh children were rescued in February, while 13 lakh were provided help in March through this helpline facility,” Gandhi said.

She also said that the central government has launched a national portal for lost and found children. Hundreds have been found with its help.

Gandhi was speaking at a gala event “Ek Nayi Subah” being held at the India Gate lawns here on Saturday to mark the completion of two years of the Narendra Modi government. The event is being held in “talkathon” format with ministers answering queries put to them.

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