Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) scheme was launched on 2nd October, 1975 (5th Five year Plan) in pursuance of the National Policy for Children in 33 experimental blocks. Now the goal is to universalization of ICDS throughout the country.The primary responsibility for the implementation of the programme is with the Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Human Resources Development at the Centre and the nodal departments at the state which may be Social Welfare, Rural Development, Tribal Welfare, Health and Family Welfare or Women and Child Development.
Children below 6 years
Pregnant and lactating women
Women in the age group of 15-44 years
Adolescent girls in selected blocks
Improve the nutrition and health status of children in the age group of 0-6 years
Lay the foundation for proper psychological, physical and social development of the child
Effective coordination and implementation of policy among the various departments
Enhance the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutrition needs through proper nutrition and health education.
Reference : wcd.nic.in
- PUBLISHED DATE : Apr 06, 2015
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