Thousands of Anganwadi workers staged a protest on December 6 and again on December 13, near the state Assembly in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The protest action was organised under the banner of All Odisha Anganwadi Ladies Workers Association.
The protesting Anganwadi workers raised slogans demanding that the government concede their demands. They have presented a 17-point charter of demands. These demands include wage increase for Anganwadi workers to Rs 21,000 per month, a minimum wage of Rs 10,500 per month for Anganwadi helpers, increased retirement age, more supervisor positions, as well as summer holidays and pension benefits.