Anganwadi workers in different states have been carrying out protests against their conditions. They carried out a one day country wide strike on July 9, 2010.
4,000 anganwadi workers struck work in Mumbai on July 9, 2010. They are demanding revision of wages, pension, regular income, and implementation of development projects.
3,500 Anganwadi workers took out a rally in Ludhiana. They were protesting a notice by the Center that no woman above the age of 58 would be allowed to continue to serve as a worker or helper. They are demanding pension and other benefits when their service is terminated.
Thousands of Anganwadi workers participated in a protest action in Bangalore. They were protesting the Karnataka government decision to cut their wages in the name of providing pension.