Social Welfare

Social Welfare(ICDS)

The Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) has been started by the Government of India in 1975, instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of mothers and children under 6 by providing health and nutrition education, health services, supplementary food, and pre-school education. ICDS Scheme represents one of the world’s largest and most unique programmes for early childhood development, it reaches more than 34 million children aged 0-6 years and 7 million pregnant and lactating mothers. ICDS is the foremost symbol of India’s commitment to her children – India’s response to the challenge of providing pre-school education on one hand and breaking the vicious cycle of malnutrition, morbidity, reduced learning capacity and mortality, on the other

The objective behind launching of ICDS-

  • To improve the nutritional status of preschool children 0-6 years of age group.
  • To lay the foundation of proper psychological development of the child
  • To reduce the incidence of mortality, morbidity malnutrition and school drop out
  • To achieve effective coordination of policy and implementation in various departments to promote child development.
  • To enhance the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of the child through proper nutrition and health education.