Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced a Diwali gift for the anganwadi workers by hiking their monthly emolument.
Henceforth, they will get a salary of Rs 6000 instead of Rs 4,000.
Patnaik made the announcement after a delegation of anganwadi workers met him at the state secretariat and discussed their issues.
The Anganwadi workers will also come under insurance coverage, for health, life, disability, and scholarship. The state government will bear the premium cost.