Mangaluru: The Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat has decided to install air conditioners in 10 government-run pre-nursery centers.
ZP CEO M R Ravi in his talks with a news channel mentioned that two anganwadi’s i.e Kenchagudde anganwadi at Kateel and Shamboor School, Narikombu in Bantwal will be equipped with ACs. Each unit is estimated to cost Rs 30,000 and Vijaya Bank is expected to take up the works under corporate social responsibility.
Sundar Poojary, deputy director of Women and Child Development department, said that those anganwad is functioning in own buildings with better infrastructure facilities like RCC structure and compound wall are identified for the new facility.
Local authorities will be asked to pay the electricity bills, which will go up once the anganwadis turn air-conditioned. The works are expected to be completed within a fortnight.