Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS)

  • ICDS is one of the flagship initiatives of Govt. of India that is being implemented in the state by WCD Dept.
  • ICDS seeks to provide young children with an integrated package of services such as supplementary nutrition, health care and pre-school education.
  • Health and Nutrition needs of a child cannot be addressed in isolation from those of his or her mother and therefore the programme also extends to adolescent girls, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
  • ICDS programme seeks to provide all basic essential services to children and mothers in an integrated manner right in their villages or wards. Gradually, the scheme has been expanded to urban slums and to rural and tribal blocks.
  • There are total 553 ICDS projects operations in the State of which, 364 projects are in Rural Areas, 85 projects are in Tribal Areas and 104 projects are in Urban Slum Areas.
  • Some of the key service being provided to the beneficiaries under this scheme are:
    • Supplementary Nutrition
    • Immunization
    • Healthcare Checkup
    • Referral Health Services
    • Non Formal Pre-School Education
    • Nutrition and Health Education

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