According to official information, a total of 914 Anganwadi centres are being run in the district under the Child Welfare Development (CWD).
The strike is organised by Joint Action Council of Tamil Nadu Teachers Organisations and Government Employees Organisations (JACTTO-GEO).
The WCD minister said that the supplementary food provided under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is tested through four quality control laboratories of the Food Nutrition Board.
According to information made available by the SSA authorities, 16 types of vegetables, leafy and non-leafy, are being grown in the open lands.
Meanwhile, the collector has directed the district child welfare officer to find a suitable place at Aluva for the ‘Ammathottil’ project.
In raids by Vigilance and Enforcement Department at Anganwadi centres in the district on Thursday, it was found that the funds meant for pregnant women and children were being misused
The teams also found that lactating mothers and pregnant women were not coming to the centres to avail their facilities, but were getting ration sent to their homes.
Following the revelation of 14 lakh fake names in Assam, Gandhi ordered all state governments to verify the number of children "really need to be fed".