The Anganwadi angst over an unfriendly mobile app
- The Centre wants Anganwadi workers to compulsorily use an app, but on-ground challenges have led to staff strikes
- Thousands of Anganwadi workers have demanded new smartphones or a roll back of the mandate after an order issued by the Union ministry in March threatened to cut their pay
BENGALURU : Sangeeta Kamble migrated to Mumbai from Kolhapur in 1997, a few years after her wedding in order to live with her then unemployed husband. She then began working in the nursing sector, drawing a meagre salary. By 2006, she had registered herself as an Anganwadi worker (frontline staff who manage India’s child nutrition programme, which is among the largest of its kind in the world).