Outcry against privatization of ‘ICDS’ by CITU

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Mangalore, July 11: District committee of CITU and state Anganwadi workers association jointly organized a protest in the Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat on July 10, Wednesday, opposing the privatization of the ICDS project and to fulfill the longstanding demands.

Addressing the protest, the protesters said that “the central government should cancel the proposal of privatization of the ISDC nationwide. Instead of this, the central government should give more funds to the ISDC dept. and hence supply notorious food to the needy pregnant women and children.

The Anganavadi workers are the ones to be deployed to various projects of the government. They are not given sufficient wages and other facilities. Their wages should be increased with immediate effect and the government should take measures to fulfill the demands of them. If the demands are not fulfilled, the union will organize a statewide protest.”

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