Anganwadi workers protest for wage hikes in Shimla

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Sept. 29 : Hundreds of female Anganwadi workers stage a protest outside the Himachal Pradesh State secretariat here, demanding wage increases and adequate food and nutrition for children.

The Anganwadi women also demanded that unfilled posts of workers be filled and an increase in the retirement age, besides a government promise made in 2015 to increase their honorariums by at least 50 percent.

Participants in the protest threatened to give an aggressive twist to their movement by December if their demands were not met.

Source: ANI