Anganwadi, literally a courtyard play center in Hindi
, are community-based institutions in Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in India.
Also an aanganwadi centre
provides basic health care in Indian
villages. It is a part of the Indian public health-care system. Basic health-care activities include contraceptive counseling and supply, nutrition education and supplementation, as well as pre-school activities. The centres may also be used as depots for oral rehydration salts
, basic medicines and contraceptives.