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Integrated Child Development Scheme

ICDS was launched by the Government of India in 1975 with the objective to improve the nutritional and health status of preschool children 0-6 years of age group with following services :

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Objectives


To improve the nutritional and Health status of pre-school children in the age- group of 0-6 years;

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 amongst the various departments to promote child development; and

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.


Services


Supplementary Nutrition.

Health Check-up.

Immunization.

Referral Services.

Early Childhood Care and Pre-school Education.

Nutrition and Health Education.


Supplementary Nutrition

Beneficiary Rate per day per beneficiary Calories Protein
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Children Rs. 6.00 500 12-15
Severely malnourished children Rs. 9.00 800 20-25
Pregnant & Lactating mothers Rs. 7.00 600 18-20

Attractive recipes like Alloo-Puri, Stuffed Parantha, Meethe Chawal, Meetha Dalia, Panjiri , Gulgule and Pulaoo are given to beneficiaries.Procurement of Wheat and Rice from Govt. of India at subsidized rates.Constitution of District Level Purchase Committee under the Chairpersonship of ADC.Village level committees to procure perishable items.


Health Checkup

Multi-Purpose Health Workers (Female) and Lady Health Visitors, Health Supervisors (Female) pay regular visits to the Anganwadi Centres, where ante-natal care of expecting mothers, postnatal care of nursing mothers and health needs of the children upto 6 years of age are attended to. Medical Officers of the area also carry out health check up of children and mothers periodicallyto 6 years of age are attended to. Medical Officers of the area also carry out health check up of children and mothers periodically


Immunization

Immunization of pregnant women and infants protects children from six vaccine preventable diseases-poliomyelitis, diphtheria , pertussis, tetanus, tuberculosis and measles. These are major preventable causes of child mortality, disability, morbidityand related mal-nutrition. Immunization of pregnant women against tetanus also reduces maternal mortality. PHC and its subordinate health infrastructure carry out immunization of infants and expectant mothers as per the national immunization schedule. The Anganwadi Worker assists the health functionaries in coverage of the target population for immunization.and related mal-nutrition. Immunization of pregnant women against tetanus also reduces maternal mortality. PHC and its subordinate health infrastructure carry out immunization of infants and expectant mothers as per the national immunization schedule


Referral Services

During health check-ups and growth monitoring, sick or malnourished children, in need of prompt medical attention are provided referral services through ICDS.

Links

Continuation of Subschemes under Umbrella ICDS

cd.nic.in - External Link for Rapid Reporting System of ICDS