Bhopal: Children enrolled in Madhya Pradesh's 'Anganwadi' centres will now get ready-to-eat breakfast while vehicles used in the public distribution system will be tracked by global positioning system.
The cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, decided to provide 'murmure' (puffed rice) for children aged 3 to 6 in 'Anganwadis'. The 'murmure' will be made available six days a week in a variety of flavours.
The cabinet also decided to double the honorarium of 'Anganwadi' workers and assistants. 'Anganwadi' workers will get Rs.3, 000 per month instead of Rs.1, 500 and assistants and sub-workers Rs.1, 500 instead of Rs.750 per month.
There are 78,929 Anganwadi workers and a similar number of assistants working in the state.
The cabinet also decided to install GPS devices on the vehicles transporting foodgrain, sugar and kerosene under the public distribution system. This will be installed on the license holders' own or hired vehicles.