Playschools for economically weak in Delhi

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After mohalla clinics, here comes the mohalla playschools. Delhi government has set up 101 “mohalla playschools” or “modern anganwadi hub centres” for children from the economically disadvantaged families.The centres are part of the Delhi government’s ongoing reforms in the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme under which the anganwadi centres provide food, preschool education and primary health care to children up to six years of age and their mothers.

Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia, who also looks after the women and child department, inaugurated the centres recently. The centres, which will cater to children aged between 3 and 6, have been created by clubbing two or three existing angawadis in multiple locations, including Okhla, Kondli and Patparganj.