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Over one crore fake Anganwadi beneficiaries eliminated: Maneka

IANS  |  New Delhi 

More than one crore fake beneficiaries registered in Anganwadis across the country have been removed from the list, Women and said on Tuesday.

"The identification and elimination of fake beneficiaries is an ongoing process. We have already eliminated approximately one crore fake beneficiaries from the system," she said in a statement.

There are around 14 lakh anganwadis across the country and 10 crore beneficiaries, which include children under the age of six and pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Gandhi also thanked for announcing an increase in salary of workers from Rs 3,000 to Rs. 4,500 per month, for mini workers from Rs 2,250 to Rs 3,500 and from Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,250 for helpers.

"I am grateful to the for leading the Poshan Abhiyan from the front. This will boost their morale and help improve the delivery of services by the frontline workers and will in turn help to achieve the goal of Poshan Abhiyan," she added.

Last month, Gandhi said about 14 lakh fake names of children were found registered in anganwadis of

The fake names were found in a survey by the government carried out in June, as part of which physical verification of the number of children present in anganwadis was done. Following the revelation of 14 lakh fake names in Assam, Gandhi ordered all state governments to verify the number of the children "really need to be fed".



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 21:34 IST