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Anganwadi scheme: States spend more than double the Centre's sanctioned amount

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The total expenditure incurred by the states under expenditure scheme was more than double the amount of funds released by the Centre in 2016-17, the was told today.

Under the expenditure scheme, funding for services is provided across the country, for the Women and Child Development Ministry told the in a written reply.

An amount of Rs 14 lakh was incurred under the scheme but the amount released by the central government was Rs 6.8 lakh in 2016-17, Kumar said.

In 2015-16 too, the expenditure reported was Rs 14.8 lakh while the funds released were Rs 8 lakh, he said.

The Anganwadi Expenditure Scheme was one of the schemes launched by the Centre under the Poshan Abhiyan which aims to achieve reduction in stunting from 38.4 per cent (National Family Health Survey 2015-16) to 25 per cent by 2022. .

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:20 IST