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Wages for Anganwadi workers hiked to Rs 8,000

Press Trust of India 

After days of protest by hundreds of Anganwadi workers, Chief Minister today announced a hike in their wages from Rs 7,000 to Rs 8,000 conceding their demand.

"The state has recently increased wages of anganwadi workers by Rs 1000 in the budget, which stood at Rs 7,000 per month, and with Rs 1,000 increase, the wage goes up to Rs 8,000," told reporters here.

Hundreds of anganwadi workers, a few of them along with their children, protested for nearly a week at the Freedom Park here, with a charter of demands including the wage hike.

It has also been decided to give a Rs 500 hike in the wages of anganwadi helpers and mini-anganwadi workers, the Chief Minister said, making the announcement after talks between the anganwadi workers and

The issue had rocked the during the recent session with both opposition and ruling trading charges against each other for not being sensitive to their issues.

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First Published: Mon, April 10 2017. 18:22 IST