Jammu, April 7 -- Early Times Report

Over 97 percent Anganwadi centers are running from rented accommodations across Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the latest data available with Early Times, there are a total of 28599 Anganwadi centers across J&K UT out of which only 812 are housed in own government buildings, while 27787 are operating from rented accommodations.

It accounts to merely 2.8 percent of the total centres, while maximum number of the Anganwadi centers are operating from rented accommodations, for which rent is paid by the government. The rent amount was enhanced by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development from Rs 750 to Rs 3,000 in cities while it was enhanced from Rs 200/ to Rs 750/ in villages.