|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Jan 17: The humble-looking Anganwadis in Jammu are all set to have a complete makeover as the Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) is going to convert their conventional buildings into structures with better amenities.
The JSCL is converting 14 buildings in Jammu into Smart Anganwadi Centers under Smart City Mission programme of Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.
The 14 Anganwadi centres are Naseeb Nagar A, Naseeb-Nagar-B, Mana-Basti, B-C-Road, Kabir-Colony-A, Rama-Lane, Trikuta-Nagar-Sec-3, Trikuta-Nagar-Extension, Trikuta-Nagar-South-Extension, Press-Morh-B, Qasim-Nagar-B, Belicharan-A, Ruhimorh B and Lower Gadigarh. Chief Executive Officer, JSCL, AvnyLavasa on Monday visited different anganwadis to review the status of ongoing projects.
She was informed that several items ranging from furniture to stationary items were procured to convert conventional buildings of anganwadis into structures with better amenities. Moreover, a few buildings have been also shortlisted for wall paintings.
The items procured under Smart City Mission are Chair & Tables for kids as well as for visitors, pre-school kits, white boards, stationary items, Utensils, storage bins, hygiene kits, Almirah, racks and wall clocks.
Speaking on the occasion, CEO, JSCL AvnyLavasa said that the upgradation of Anganwadi Centers will provide better early childhood care and make the facility more child-friendly to nurture the mental and physical development of children.
She added that the 14 Aganwadi centres under 3 Child Development Project Officers (CDPOs) Jammu, Satwari and Gandhi Nagar are being developed in the district.
She also said the focus of Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) is to improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology to create smart outcomes for citizens.
It is pertinent to mention here that several initiatives have already been taken under the aegis of JSCL to improve the urban experience of the population including tourists.
These include installation of wayfinding signages, establishing of WiFi zones, improving the drainage scenario in the city, improvement of 23 junctions, establishment of heritage trail, creating Multi Level car parking and smart parking.