The Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) has launched a special pilot project to train 1000 anganwadi workers to address the malnutrition issue.
The proposed training project includes community health infant care, innovative ways to combat malnutrition, nutrition during pregnancy, special needs of adolescent girls, anaemia, special issues of women empowerment, violence against women, immunisation and water purification. IGNOU has signed a MoU with UNICEF and the State Department of Women and Child Development, Madhya Pradesh for imparting continuous training to improve skills of field level functionaries. The project would be launched as a pilot training programme in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh without involving the dislocation of the functionaries from their respective areas of operations. There will be a project cell to monitor and coordinate various activities at the Bhopal Regional Centre of IGNOU.