Background: – Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) is India’s response to the challenge of meeting the holistic needs of children below six years of age, adolescent girls expectant and nursing mothers through the network of Anganwadis. Objectives: – To assess the satisfaction of beneficiaries with the services of Anganwadi Workers of Jaipur Zone (Rajasthan) India. Materials and methods: –8 AWCs were selected from each of the 5 Zones of Jaipur. So, total 40 AWCs were included in the present survey. Performance of each of the AWW from identified AWCs was assessed as per the ‘Form no. (2) to (6)’ of ICDS. Performance of various districts and various activities were analyzed with chi-square/ANOVA wherever applied Results: – 75% mothers were satisfied for themselves and 73.75% for their children with the services of AWWs. 83.75% of Adolescents were satisfied themselves with the services of AWWs. 90% of community leaders were satisfied with the services of AWWs. Average mean time opening of AWCs of Jaipur zone was 18.8 minutes less than the ideal duration of 240 minutes per day. Supplementary nutrition distribution was 84.94%. 23.33% children of 3-6 years of age group attended PSE for more than 20 days. 65% 12-24 years children were fully immunized Conclusion: – Majority of mothers were satisfied for themselves and for their children with the services of AWWs. Even adolescent girls and community leaders were satisfied with the services of AWWs.
Key words –Anganwadis, AWW, AWC, ICDS, PSE, HNE, Supplementary Nutrition
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