Anganwadi workers

Caregivers’ plight

Print edition : April 28, 2017

Anganwadi workers at the sit-in near Freedom Park in Bengaluru on March 22 demanding higher pay. Photo: G.P. Sampath Kumar

Volunteers distributing food to the protesting workers. Photo: G.P. Sampath Kumar

L.R. Nalinakshi, anganwadi worker, and Lakshmamma, anganwadi helper, with the children they look after at an anganwadi in Linganahalli village in Karnataka’s Doddaballapura taluk. Photo: Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed

A recent protest in Karnataka draws attention to the poor pay and service conditions of the women who run anganwadi services in the country, protecting women and children of vulnerable groups from ill health and malnutrition.
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