The digitization of physical registers in Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) has been taken up with roll-out of ICDS-Common Application Software (CAS) Application under POSHAN Abhiyaan of Ministry of Women and Child Development. The software application CDS-Common Application Software especially developed for this purpose enables data capture, ensures assigned service delivery and prompts for interventions, wherever required. Anganwadi Worker feeds the information regarding the services delivered through the mobile devices installed with ICDS-CAS application provided to her. As on 30thJune, 2019, more than 3.50 lakh Anganwadi Centres are using ICDS-CAS Application for effective service delivery.
The initiatives taken by the Government under POSHAN Abhiyaan are convergence with various other programmes, IT enabled Common Application Software for strengthening service delivery and interventions, Community Mobilization and Awareness advocacy leading to Jan Andolan- to educate the people on nutritional aspects and Capacity Building of Frontline Functionaries.
The details of the Anganwadi Centres covered under ICDS-CAS are given below. As per the planned implementation of scheme all Anganwadi Centres are targeted to be covered by March, 2020.
The details of the Anganwadi Centres using ICDS-CAS
Name of the State/UT
Number of Anganwadi covered through ICDS-CAS Application
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.