In the Covid-19 pandemic Anganwadi Workers and Helpers are distributing Supplementary Nutrition at the doorsteps
Impact of Covid on Anganwadi Services Q&A in Parliament New Delhi, 07 AUG 2021. Anganwadi Centres are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. No survey has been planned on the ground, as human interaction has been minimised to control the spread of the virus. However, to ensure continuous nutritional support to Anganwadi beneficiaries, Anganwadi Workers and Helpers are distributing Supplementary Nutrition at the doorsteps of beneficiaries once in 15 days. This information was given by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha yesterday. The Minister told that The Ministry has launched “Poshan Tracker” in March 2021, a robust ICT enabled digital platform, to ensure real-time monitoring of supplementary nutrition by use of data analytics for prompt supervision and management of services, tracking of all AWCs, AWWs and beneficiaries on defined indicators. The Poshan tracker has provision for an integrated helpline for taking feedback of beneficiaries, frontline functionaries & from States/UTs. More than 50,000 feedback /queries have been received on Poshan Tracker since March 2021, which have been resolved. Support System has been established at National Level to facilitate adoption challenges faced by States. Further, Ministry has sent a communication to States/UTs regarding the appointment of a nodal person to provide technical support to States/UTs and resolution of issues of downloading/functioning of the new Poshan Tracker.