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The Minister for Social Welfare Sajad Gani Lone Friday said the state commission for backward classes has examined the socio-economic backwardness of the villages of Khansahib constituency, which include Dreygam, Kremshore, Shamsabad, Parnew, Falchill Dachan, Kandoora Parthan. He said it was found that the villages were not found to meet the laid down parameters for inclusion/ declaration in the list of background categories.
The Minister was responding to a question raised by Saif-ud-din Bhat in the upper house of the Legislature today. The Minister further said the case for inclusion of village Lasipora (Khansahib constituency) in the list of backward area is under examination.
Meanwhile, Lone Friday said the Anganwadi workers and Helpers are getting a monthly honorarium of Rs 3600 and Rs 1840 per month respectively.
Responding to a question raised by Ramesh Arora, the Minister further stated in the Legislative Council that the share of state government in the honorarium is Rs 900 per month while central government contributes Rs 2700 per month.
He informed the house that the room rent of Anganwadi centers has already been enhanced by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development from Rs 750 to Rs 3000 in cities and Rs 200 to Rs 750 in villages subject to the conditions that the house owner provides 600 sqft area for the centre.
Ramesh Arora, Sofi Yousuf, Firdous Tak, Saif-ud-din Bhat and Surinder Kumar Choudhary raised supplimentaries.